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* House, Senate unveil budget proposals

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Here are links to documents about early details and analysis on state budget proposals from the House and Senate:

While Shoreline Community College officials are working toward an expense-reduction plan, lawmakers in Olympia are unveiling new and competing state budgets.

 

“It’s difficult to tell right now just where they’ll end up,” SCC President Lee Lambert said of the separate Senate and House budget plans unveiled Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.

 

However, Lambert said it is clear that Shoreline Community College must move ahead with planning for reductions and a March 12 all-campus meeting to announce the plan. “Whatever the final target is going to be, we need to start now to have the reductions in place by July 1,” he said. “Waiting just makes it harder on those who may be impacted and we’d have to cut more.”

 

Both the House and Senate versions of the budget are a combination of expense reductions, federal funds and new taxes:

 

House

  • $641 million in additional federal funds
  • $653 million in budget reductions
  • $547 million in fund transfers
  • $857 million in new revenue (details TBA)

Senate

  • $583 million in additional federal funds
  • $838 million in budget reductions
  • $498 million in fund transfers
  • $918 million in new revenue including a 0.3 % temporary increase in sales tax
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