Five suggested cuts if our state has a partial government shutdown starting July 1.
1 Gov. Jay Inslee’s personal driver. Give the governor the keys to that Tesla he joyrided earlier this year, and he won’t even have to pump his own gas.
2 U-Dub and Wazzu head football coaches, the state’s top-paid employees. Players can somehow get by on their own during summer conditioning.
3 All food service and custodial staff at the Legislative Building. Maybe withholding boxed lunches and clean toilets will motivate the politicians to finally get a budget deal done.
4 Evergreen State College’s mascot. There’s an obvious lack of backbone on the campus payroll already, so who needs a geoduck?
5 Ferry captains and elevator inspectors. Because wouldn’t we all be healthier if forced to paddle Puget Sound or take the stairs for a few weeks?