Gov.'s budget plan riles up education stakeholders
Gov. Chris Gregoire tried to sell her idea for a temporary sales tax increase to replace budget cuts to a classroom of college students on Tuesday, but only about half of the students raised their hands to say they would vote for the plan to bring in an estimated $494 million through 2013.
Gregoire said she considered 185 different revenue options and a slew of budget cuts before picking the half-cent tax as part of her plan to deal with a projected deficit of $1.4 billion.