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December 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

As Gov. Inslee asks for $1 billion more, where are the promised efficiencies?

UPDATE: A state human resources report cited below, showing a 13 percent jump in overtime for state workers, has been updated to fix an inaccuracy. In fact, overtime dropped three percent from 2013, according to the new report. Ralph Thomas, spokesman for the Office of Financial Management, writes: The overtime pay figures come from an annual…


Comments | Topics: Andy Hill, Gov. Jay Inslee, lean management

April 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Bipartisan Senate budget a work in progress

The state Senate’s proposed 2013-15 budget is a valiant, if awkward, effort at bipartisan negotiation. The effort is valiant because it strategically directs $1.5 billion to new education funding, including fully funding evidence-based ideas to help high-poverty schools, expanding full-day kindergarten and responding to the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. These are the priorities promised…


Comments | Topics: Andy Hill, Jim Hargrove, majority coalition caucus