budget

Watch: Gov. Inslee announces "equity proposals"

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Governor Jay Inslee is holding a news conference Monday afternoon, announcing his equity package as part of his 2021-2023 budget proposal. "I'm rolling out my equity proposals for the upcoming legislative session at 3:00 PM today," the…

Final details of budget deal emerging

President Donald Trump and bipartisan congressional leaders clinched a sweeping two-year budget agreement that would produce hundreds of billions in new spending and take the threat of a fiscal crisis off of Washington's plate for more than two years.

Barr: Mueller did not ask for conclusion on obstruction of justice

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel Robert Mueller did not ask him or Congress to come to a determination on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but that he made a conclusion there wasn't a case to prosecute because "that's generally how the Department of Justice works."

Lawmakers chide Pompeo for proposed budget cuts to State Department

House lawmakers chastised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday for the administration's attempt to slash the State Department budget, repeatedly highlighting the disconnect between the Trump administration's rhetoric about priorities and its willingness to fund them.

Mulvaney: Fiscal year 2019 programs won't be impacted by emergency declaration

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the Trump administration does not plan to pull money away from programs that are funded through the current fiscal year in order to fund a wall along the Southern border and that there isn't an existing list of projects "that are absolutely going to not be funded so that the wall can be."

READ: Trump's 2020 budget proposal

President Donald Trump delivered a 2020 budget to Congress on Monday that cuts spending across the board yet still isn't projected to balance for 15 years, even with ambitious economic growth forecasts.

Washington governor proposes capital gains tax in new budget

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a new capital gains tax and an increase in business taxes on services as part of his next two-year budget proposal that looks to increase spending on the state's mental health system and the environment, including funding on efforts to help the state's struggling orca population.

The Latest: Inslee proposes $1.1B to help starving orcas

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on Gov. Jay Inslee's budget announcement (all times local):11:05 a.m.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing $1.1 billion in spending - and a partial whale-watching ban - to help support the recovery of Puget Sound's critically endangered orcas.

TSA looking at $300 million in cuts

A new internal document obtained by CNN shows the Transportation Security Administration's proposal to eliminate screening at more than 150 small to medium sized airports is just one of several cost-saving measures the agency is discussing.

Congress returns this week: 7 things to watch

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday after being away for what was a chaotic and damaging week for President Donald Trump, who is under scrutiny from federal investigators and questions surrounding a payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.