State budget is officially signed — and utterly unsustainable

Seattle Times Editorial Board | 5-11-10
GOV. Chris Gregoire has signed the supplemental budget for the year to end June 30, 2011. It is not sustainable.
The budget pays for current programs by diverting money from long-term investments like water treatment and contributions to state employee pension funds. It relies on one-time federal money and on college tuition increases too large to be repeated indefinitely. It is a budget that keeps …….. Read More