Washington State House Democrats


Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp regarding today’s revenue forecast council report

“The effects of this recession on our state’s economy are unlike anything we’ve seen since the Great Depression.  Today’s forecast shows we have still not turned the corner toward a full recovery and once again we are facing a significant budget shortfall.

“Three straight years of deep cuts in vital services like our public schools, higher education system, senior services, and public safety have left us with very few remaining options.

“Our budget leaders have been at work for some time already, combing through the numbers for more efficiencies and reductions.  Everything is on the table and, just like always, we will balance our state budget.”