Media perspectives on proposed state budget.

It just struck me hard the way that the same story can have such different perspectives. I could surmise that the Herald, and especially KGMI, want to paint the “Governoire” in a favorable light, while the Times is going to explain what that favorable light is going to cost us.


Governor’s budget: Millions for Whatcom County

Governor Christine Gregoire’s budget proposal includes some big increases for education and other projects in Whatcom County. The proposal includes $330 million for K-through-12 education in Whatcom County. That’s a nearly $26 million increase. $10 million in clean-up grants would go to the Port of Bellingham. Birch Bay State Park would get $10 million for shoreline water system upgrades. Western Washington University would receive $21.5 million to renovate and modernize facilities.

Bellingham Herald $14.5M slated for Bellingham Bay in Gregoire’s budget

For the next two years, about $220 million would pay for cleaning up pollution, restoring habitat, improving septic systems and controlling storm water throughout Puget Sound, according to Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposed $29.94 billion two-year budget released Tuesday.

Seattle Times

Gregoire proposes $4 billion increase in spending

Saying we’re in “exciting times,” Gov. Christine Gregoire proposed dramatically increasing state spending by more than $4 billion over the next two years.

Yes, we truly are in “exciting times”

This is a post addition I added on 12/22/06. I thought it fit well.

Gov giddy over plans for surplus

Gov. Christine Gregoire showed me something I hadn’t seen before when she unveiled her budget this week: A governor with unbridled enthusiasm…

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