Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Revenue forecast drops slightly

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Nov. 17, 2011 at 10:57 am with No Comments »
November 17, 2011 12:10 pm

The Legislature will have to tackle a $1.4 billion budget shortfall.

That number ticked up ever so slightly this morning after state economist Arun Raha lowered Washington’s revenue forecast by $122 million.

In total, he expects $30.2 billion in general-fund revenue in the 2011-13 budget period we are in now.

That’s up from $28.2 billion in the last period, but it’s still short of the $31.7 billion lawmakers budgeted this winter to be spent.

Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0