budget negotiations http://kplu.org en Budget Deal Struck In Washington Legislature http://kplu.org/post/budget-deal-struck-washington-legislature <p>Washington public schools will get an additional nearly $60 million, but teachers will not get a cost of living raise this year. That’s the upshot of a budget deal that’s being announced at the Capitol in Olympia.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:31:01 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14796 at http://kplu.org Budget Deal Struck In Washington Legislature Murray: Budget Deal Better than Sequestration for Wash. State http://kplu.org/post/murray-budget-deal-better-sequestration-wash-state <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Patty Murray says the deal she reached with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan will spare Washington state residents from another round of across-the-board budget cuts—welcome news to researchers at the University of Washington.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:26:16 +0000 Ashley Gross 11626 at http://kplu.org Murray: Budget Deal Better than Sequestration for Wash. State Murray, Ryan Reach Modest Bipartisan Budget Pact http://kplu.org/post/murray-ryan-reach-modest-bipartisan-budget-pact <p>Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes expected in both houses in the next several days.</p><p>Officials said the increases would be offset by a variety of spending reductions and increased fees elsewhere in the budget totaling about $85 billion over a decade, leaving enough for a largely symbolic cut of more than $20 billion in the nation's $17 trillion debt.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:33:12 +0000 The Associated Press 11570 at http://kplu.org Murray, Ryan Reach Modest Bipartisan Budget Pact Despite Public Pessimism, Murray Remains Optimistic about Budget http://kplu.org/post/despite-public-pessimism-murray-remains-optimistic-about-budget <p></p><p>Washington Sen. Patty Murray is the top Democrat on a conference committee charged with hashing out a budget by mid-December, and she’s well aware many pundits and citizens have low expectations.</p><p>“I don’t blame anybody for being pessimistic about this,” Murray said at an appearance in Seattle. “Our country’s been through a lot.”</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:49:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10620 at http://kplu.org Despite Public Pessimism, Murray Remains Optimistic about Budget Murray Aims to 'Find Common Ground' with GOP on Budget http://kplu.org/post/murray-aims-find-common-ground-gop-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the government reopened and a budget deal reached, members of Congress are heading into a new round of budget negotiations. Front and center is Sen. Patty Murray, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee. On Thursday morning, Murray stood next to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and told reporters that the two sides will work together to avoid another impasse.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:28:39 +0000 Ed Ronco 10528 at http://kplu.org Murray Aims to 'Find Common Ground' with GOP on Budget