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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
WA GOP Budget Plan
Olympia this afternoon, Senate Republicans released their budget
proposal for 2015-2017. Among the key features of the Senate plan, as
outlined by Republican Senate Leader Mark Schoesler and budget chair
Senator Andy Hill:
The Senate plan balances the budget,
and covers human services, without raising taxes, and without any new
taxes. Revenue is projected to increase by $3 billion over the next two
years, so there is no need to raise taxes.
The Senate budget satisfies McCleary and fully funds education.
The Senate plan helps working families by reducing college tuition, making our state’s college students a priority.
This Republican plan is a sharp contrast to
the plan unveiled by House Democrats last week. The Democrats propose
to increase spending by 15% - a total of $5.2 billion! And they propose
a huge tax increase - $1.5 billion in new and increased taxes.
Moreover, the Democrats propose elimination of the state spending limit,
creating an unsustainable budget.
Chairman, Washington State Republican Party