Washington Government http://kplu.org en Washington revenue forecaster resigns; takes private sector job http://kplu.org/post/washington-revenue-forecaster-resigns-takes-private-sector-job <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; His job was to predict Washington revenues through the worst economic storm since the Great Depression. Now Washington&rsquo;s chief economic forecaster is resigning to take a job in the private sector.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:39:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3688 at http://kplu.org Washington revenue forecaster resigns; takes private sector job Tax hikes take effect in Washington January 1st http://kplu.org/post/tax-hikes-take-effect-washington-january-1st <p>In the new year, Washington state is raising taxes. But you'll need sharp eyes to notice where.&nbsp; Lawmakers have hiked and expanded a telephone tax to support 911 service.</p><p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:38:22 +0000 Tom Banse 446 at http://kplu.org Tax hikes take effect in Washington January 1st Auditor zings State Parks in whistleblower investigation http://kplu.org/post/auditor-zings-state-parks-whistleblower-investigation <p>Washington State Parks mismanaged contracts resulting in a “gross waste of public funds.” That’s the conclusion of <a href="http://www.sao.wa.gov/AuditReports/AuditReportFiles/ar1004706.pdf">an investigation</a> prompted by a whistleblower into a project at a state marine park on Puget Sound.</p><p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:15:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 309 at http://kplu.org