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Gregoire’s supplemental budget would cut 390 jobs

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Dec. 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm with 1 Comment »
December 18, 2010 4:04 pm

Details will be emerging, but Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget office has released its proposed supplemental budget to close the remainder of a $1.1 billion budget deficit through June. It hastens the end for the Basic Health Plan and the Disability Lifeline’s cash grants and medical programs that already face elimination in Gregoire’s two-year budget announced earlier this week to close a $4.6 billion two-year shortfall.

And it also shifts payment of about $253 million of funds for public school districts from June to July 1, in effect buying a “25th month” of revenue for the ongoing two-year budget cycle that ends June 30. It also eliminates the equivalent of 390 more full-time equivalent jobs, mostly in human services.

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  1. dirtydan54 says:

    Jeez, just where did my post go that stated how well the elimination of 390 jobs will be a substancial and vital action that helps to cure the current budget woes? Hmm,

    Could it be because it really shows whos really more important to the governor and represenatives over the best intrests of the people? Na couldn’t be that.

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