Councilmember Godden left office on January 1, 2016.
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Tag: State Budget

Bleak Outlook in Olympia

February 17th, 2011

Legislators have been unbelievably stressed by twin budget traumas. In the short term they have to trim hundreds of millions from this year’s budget. And, in the long term, they have to get started crafting a two-year budget that weathers the toughest years that Olympia has faced since the Great Depression.


Seattle for Washington Lobby Day

January 19th, 2011

The “Seattle for Washington” initiative to build relationships with other cities and jurisdictions isn’t just lip service – it’s something that’s been ongoing throughout the year and has taken councilmembers to districts across the state – from Aberdeen to Spokane and from Canadian border to the mouth of the Columbia.


Legislators Hear from the Public

January 4th, 2011

It is, without a doubt, the worst of times: so many needs and so little revenue. But it also is the best of times to share the heavy fiscal burden. And, indeed, about 50 of the 46th District’s constituents showed up, eager to help, despite icy driving conditions and a last minute change of venue.


Seeing Red Ink

November 16th, 2010

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) held its annual Legislative Committee Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac Tuesday morning. Gov. Christine Gregoire’s legislative director, offering the governor’s perspective on the 2011 Legislative Session, presented not just a gloomy picture, but a dismal one.