Politics & Government

March 28, 2011

UPDATED: Is budget paralysis setting in at Capitol?

It's too early to say cryonics is at play. But House budget writers are slipping from their schedule for releasing a two-year budget at the state Capitol in Olympia. And signs of movement are getting slower and slower. But what should anyone have expected? The Legislature's gears were bound to strip against the jagged surface of the March 17 revenue forecast. The forecast knocked away $780 million in expected revenue – leaving a budget hole of about $5.3 billion over 27 months and an extra round of cuts no one was really ready to carve.

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