Washington state is facing a $4.5 billion dollar budget deficit. Who will be hurt most by these massive cuts?
About the Episode
State lawmakers convene for a 105-day session starting Jan. 10, and most of their work will be focused on balancing a $4.6 billion deficit in the next two-year budget. Governor Chris Gregoire has proposed huge cuts, including eliminating the state’s Basic Health and other critical programs. Senior producer Ethan Morris talks with legislative leaders about their plan to balance the budget while saving important programs and protecting the most vulnerable in the state.