Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, and ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the Legislature's supplemental budget agreement.
...budget analysts, lawyers and a host of policy makers are looking into the ramifications of no supplemental budget for 2016. Is it the preferred outcome? Not really. Will...
I think we should view this budget more as a negotiating position rather than an attempt at a credible spending plan.
Rep. Bruce Chandler said the budget fails in systemic ways, ways that will haunt future legislatures and the people of Washington state.
Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, talks with Lance Tormey and Dave Ettl on Yakima's KIT Radio about the final weeks of the 2016 legislative session.
OP-ED from Rep. Bruce Chandler: Legislators have the tools needed to keep government spending in check
The challenge is finding the courage to embrace these tools and use them to their maximum effectiveness while still providing for and serving the citizens of our state.
With the legislative session underway, Rep. Bruce Chandler updates his constituents about the supplemental budget, education, and public safety.
"This budget positions us well into the future while taking into account the fragile economic recovery being experienced by some – but not all – Washingtonians," says Chandler
With only a day remaining before a new fiscal cycle for state government takes effect, lawmakers in Olympia approved a 38 billion-dollar state operating budget Monday evening, and sent it to...