LEGISLATURE - GAMBLING COMMISSION - BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ACTS - GOVERNOR - APPROPRIATIONS
Extent to which gambling revolving fund is subject to allotment procedures under RCW 43.88 The gambling revolving fund is subject to the allotment process described in RCW 43.88, but for the purpose of assuring that the fund does not incur a cash deficit or that money in the fund is not spent contrary to law.
BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ACTS - ECOLOGY DEPARTMENT - PUBLIC FUNDS
ECOLOGY DEPARTMENT In distributing funds for water pollution control projects under chapter 70.146 RCW (Water Pollution Control Facilities Financing), the Department of Ecology is required to distribute funds according to percentages set forth in RCW 70.146.060, those percentages to be applied to the total amount distributed over an eight-year period, but the Department is not required to stay within those percentages in any given fiscal year (except as to a percentage statutorily set aside for the State Conservation Commission).
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - STATE EMPLOYEES - SALARIES AND WAGES - COMPENSATION - BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ACTS - APPROPRIATIONS
Extent to which a university may vary individual salary increases given language in operating budget appropriation funds for an “average” increase Under the language of the 1997-99 operating budget, a university may grant individual salary increases larger or smaller than the average 3.0 percent increase funded by legislative appropriation. A university may use its 1997-99 budget appropriation in part to remedy salary disparities discovered by the university through studies or other means. Under the 1997-99 budget act, a university may honor increases previously agreed to in collective bargaining agreements, using “local” or non-appropriated funds for any portion of the increase which the Legislature has declined to fund with its biennial appropriation. If the Legislature fails to appropriate funds for a salary increase for university employees, the extent to which the university may fund such increases with non-appropriated funds depends on the language of the budget act covering the period in question.