An exemption made for elected officials in an old pension plan has helped former Gov. Chris Gregoire — at $159,608 a year — become the highest-paid pensioner from state government.
Federal regulations aimed at improving food safety and protecting public health could affect Kitsap’s small farmers who sell produce from their farms and at area farmers markets.
Let's say this right up front. If the Legislature does nothing this year to raise fees or increase taxes, the state is still expected to take in an additional $2 billion over the current budget cycle. Two billion more without tax increases!
Boeing will inform its information-technology workers Monday that 1,500 IT jobs in the Puget Sound region will go away in the next three years through a combination of layoffs, attrition and relocation to Missouri and South Carolina.
Now free of its contractual obligations to pay for dam upgrades and projects by issuing bonds, the Chelan County PUD plans to pay down total debt by about $250 million over the next five years. Total debt would drop from the current $821 million to about $618 million in 2017. It topped $1 billion in 2009.