Critics and some GOP legislators say this should have happened weeks ago, or announced it was coming, due to the $7 billion dollar shortfall facing the state through 2023 due to Inslee's COVID economic shutdowns.
The governor isn't even in the top 10 of highest-paid Washington state employees. You may be surprised by who did make the top 10. For departments with the largest payrolls, No. 1 is not surprising once you read the top 10 people, but No. 2 was a huge surprise. It makes sense, but never in a million years would I have guessed that!