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Gregoire meets at CBC

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RICHLAND, Wash.—Governor Chris Gregoire stopped at Columbia Basin College at the Richland campus Friday to discuss her proposed budget plan.  She says she doesn't agree with any of her recommendations, but they are necessary.

CBC students mostly asked questions after higher education, which would see a 15% reduction.  Gregoire says if the plan is passed, the schools would determine where to make cuts.  A few possible outcomes are more online learning programs, community colleges won't accept every application, or increased intuition.

Gregoire was asked how she feels receiving negative feedback regarding her proposal.  She asked the community to then tell her where to make cuts.   

"Of all the cuts that I have made I have to say that there are none I really recommend as good for the state but that's where we are.  We can no longer meet the needs of the people of the state of Washington," says Governor Chris Gregoire, (D) WA.