Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on the state's revenue forecast, which shows projected General Fund revenue for the 2011--13 biennium increasing by $156 million:
"After a series of downward projections, today's revenue forecast is welcome news. The economy is slowly recovering, but is not yet stabilized. Our priority has been and will continue to be to put people back to work and get the economy on its feet. With gas prices beginning to fall and signs of stabilization in the Greek financial crisis, consumer confidence should be increasing. However, action or inaction in Congress on key financial issues will play a significant role in the fate of our state's and our country's economic recovery."