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Gov. Gregoire’s Statement On Election Results

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on the results of yesterday's election:

"There's no doubt I'm disappointed that voters decided to repeal the temporary sales tax recently imposed on soda and candy. We are currently closing a $520 million budget gap and going into the next biennium we face at least a $4.5 billion shortfall. The additional cuts we will have to make due to this loss of revenue will have significant consequences.

 

"I am committed to transforming the budget as Washington moves forward. We know we can no longer afford many of the programs and services that Washingtonians rely on. I look forward to working with elected leaders of both parties, as well as the public, on finding solutions to our budget crisis."

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