Budget forecast: Funding education without tax hikes unlikely
The Seattle Times
A budget forecast released Monday by Gov. Chris Gregoire's financial office raises questions about gubernatorial-candidate claims that education funding can be boosted without new taxes. Both Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee have promised to pump up education spending without tax increases. Gregoire has said she doesn't believe that's possible, and the message was reinforced Monday by her budget staff, the state Office of Financial Management (OFM).