Saturday, November 19, 2011

WA: Gregoire says she is “worn out”

Joel Connelly (
Gov. Chris Gregoire said Friday that she is “worn out” from all the budget cutting she has been forced to do the last three years.
Gregoire had already departed the luncheon when she received a stern message in return. A husband-wife team, Tom and Sonya Campion, received an “Outstanding Philanthropists” award at the luncheon.

Sonya Campion spoke her mind. “I hope when the governor presents her next budget next week, it is not just cuts but revenues that she proposes,” Campion said. She received a strong ovation.

“Expanding philanthropy is not replacing government,” argued Campion, who helps non-profit groups tell their stories, and led a fund raising campaign to preserve open space and crucial wildlife habitats and migration corridors in the Methow Valley. MORE...

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