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December 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Inslee budget: No shortfall now, but a big one is coming

For the first time in six years, the state Legislature won’t have a budget shortfall to fix when it goes into session next month. Multi-billion-dollar shortfalls, and corresponding fights over taxes and spending cuts, had seemingly become the norm after the Great Recession hit in 2008. This time, lawmakers could have some pocket change to spend. In his…


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