November 21, 2011
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire talks to reporters about her proposal to address a projected $1.4 billion deficit on Monday at the state Capitol in Olympia. Gregoire proposes $1.7 billion in cuts to state government but suggests a temporary sales tax increase to prevent some of the more severe reductions, which include shortening the school year. It also includes reductions in university support and the elimination of medical programs for 55,000 low-income residents.