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March 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM

State budget shortfall grows by $300 million

OLYMPIA — The state’s budget shortfall grew by $300 million Thursday, primarily because the state miscalculated how much money it would save from moving certain Medicaid patients to managed care. The hit means the budget shortfall lawmakers must close is now roughly $1.3 billion. And that’s not counting additional money the state Supreme Court says the…


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