Joe Zarelli http://www.kplu.org en Partisan divide flares as state budget worsens http://www.kplu.org/post/partisan-divide-flares-state-budget-worsens <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958346.mp3</p><p>Washington&#39;s budget shortfall has grown to more than $5 billion. That&#39;s after Thursday&#39;s state revenue forecast. Advocates on the left immediately intensified their calls for lawmakers to end corporate tax exemptions. The Governor warned the legislature to avoid budget gimmicks.</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:12:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1025 at http://www.kplu.org Partisan divide flares as state budget worsens State agency lobbyists in Republican crosshairs http://www.kplu.org/post/state-agency-lobbyists-republican-crosshairs <p>Governor Chris Gregoire says she will call a budget-cutting special session of the legislature before the year is out. As the state’s budget crisis worsens, the governor and lawmakers are looking to save money anywhere they can. One target in the crosshairs: lobbyists for state agencies.</p><p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:01:22 +0000 Austin Jenkins 299 at http://www.kplu.org State agency lobbyists in Republican crosshairs