On Feb. 28, Washington State Senate released its proposed supplemental budget, which aims to protect, maintain, and even restore some lost funding to essential services for low-income children, families, immigrants, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Commentary: There’s a choice, health care cuts not inevitable
What is a mother to do? I’m a single parent raising two daughters who have severe asthma and eczema, which require ongoing medical attention.
Letter: I-1033 threatens basic services for the APA community
Tim Eyman’s latest, Initiative 1033, threatens basic services such as education and health care that are vital to the APA community. According to the governor’s budget office, the initiative would reduce state general fund revenues that support education, human services, health care, environmental programs, and general government by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015.
APIC says state lawmakers need to reconsider devastating budget cuts
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Community leaders are more than a little concerned over Washington state’s economic crisis. The state’s projected deficit stands at $9.3 billion through mid-2011. This deficit is the difference between how much tax money (revenue) the state government anticipates collecting over the next two years, and the cost (expenditures) of […]