Governor Chris Gregoire said her takeaway from the Occupy protests at the statehouse boiled down to: "not an all-cuts budget, some revenue." She took issue with a few people (who refused to leave the building) who she said distracted from the issue at hand, but backed most of what they said. (Some of them were tasered and arrested.)
"What I think is regressive and mean spirited," she said, is to cut human services, children services, public safety.
She figures that a decent budget will mean taking it to voter decisions by referendum.