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    WA State Budget Non-Essentials?

    Washington state readies for possible shutdown – The …

    There is no mention of the word “nonessential” agencies  in the 12 pages of the  WA State budget office planning for state agency operations OFM,   Because? Well,  “nonessential” seems a bit hurtful,  and shutdowns  Highlights Basic Fact: Most of Government is ‘Non-Essential’

    Who’s Essential? What’s Essential?  What are  non-essential government agencies and their employees?  

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    THE priorities of the BUDGET OFFICE? have been posted on  a list of what each agency will do if a budget deal isn’t reached by June 30, 2015.

    Please read it, IF THE WA STATE BUDGET IS OF INTEREST TO YOU (as a taxpaying citizen?)

    The List of agencies is in alphabetical order ( not in order of SHUTDOWN IMPACTS)

    IT’S  AN ACTUAL  LIST OF WHO’S, WHO…..

    Who’s Essential?  And, What’s Essential for WA State Citizens.

    Contingency planning for state agency operations OFM …

    www.ofm.wa.gov/contingency/Agency_Contingency_Plans_Summary_

    May 29, 2015 – Contingency planning for state agency operations OFM summary of agency impacts. Office of …. Housing Operating and Rent, WA Global.

    Across the spread sheet in this order

    1. Agency

    2. Summary of Impact

    3. Activities Continuing w/o Appropriation (Mandated  Constitutionally or Federal Law)

    4. Activities from Accounts Appropriated in Transportation Budget

    5 Activities from Non-Appropriated Accounts

    6. Emergency Life/Safety Response

    7. SELECTED SHUTDOWN IMPACTS

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    I  have selected a few examples below.

    Who’s Essential?  And, What’s Essential?

    And? what are the  ” 2 FTES” HEALTH mentioned below FOR  EMERGENCY LIFE/SAFETY RESPONSE?

    REALLY? only 2 FTES on call for  WA STATE emergency health response.  and a skeleton crew in public health lab and assess potentially fatal biological threats and chemical exposures.

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    1. Agency HEALTH

    2. Summary of Impact PARTIAL  SHUTDOWN

    3. None

    4. N/A

    5. Activities from Non-Appropriated Accounts, Activities from the Nursing Resource Center, Temporary Worker Housing, Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, and Impaired Physician and Immunizations accounts

    6. EMERGENCY LIFE/SAFETY RESPONSE?

     2 FTES ON CALL FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE. SKELETON CREW IN PUBLIC HEALTH LAB TO CONDUCT NEWBORN SCREENINGS……

    6.  2 FTES ON CALL FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE. SKELETON CREW IN PUBLIC HEALTH LAB AND ASSESS POTENTIALLY FATAL BIOLOGICAL THREATS AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURES.

    7. SELECTED SHUTDOWN IMPACTS Suspension of non-emergency investigations of health professions misconduct; HIV client services; WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN FOOD AND NUTRITION; inspections of shellfish operations, X-ray equipment, health care facilities or other operations regulated by agency. New license applications will not be processed. Potential loss of federal funding from the Child Nutrition Act

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    Washington state readies for possible shutdown – The …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2015/…/washingtonsta

    The Spokesman‑Review

    May 30, 2015 – Jay Inslee says he doesn’t expect a state government shutdown on July 1 and legislative leaders say they are doing everything to avoid one, … budget office Friday posted a list of what each agency will do if a budget deal isn’t reached by June 30. … Tags:2015 Washington Legislaturegovernment shutdown.

    Go read the list, a 12 page document,  posted by the BUDGET OFFICE of what will each agency do http://ofm.wa.gov/contingency/Agency_Contingency_Plans_Summary_2015.pdf

    Start here, this  is an enigma, a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

    1. Agency  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    2. Summary of Impact  PARTIAL SHUTDOWN

    3. Activities Continuing w/o  Appropriation (Mandated Constitutionally or Federal Law)

     Minimal staff required to support THE GOVERNOR IN HIS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES.  On-call staff required to support THE STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE IN PERFORMANCE OF ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES

    4. blank?

    5. Activities from Non-Appropriated Accounts Staff in the following divisions:  Director’s Office, BUDGET DIVISION, State HR Division and Office of Chief Information Office Staff in the following divisions:

    6. Emergency Life/Safety Response NONE

    7. SELECTED SHUTDOWN IMPACTS (Blank)

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    Hmmm…

    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT? PARTIAL SHUTDOWN?

    Minimal staff required to support THE GOVERNOR IN HIS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES

    On-call staff required to support  THE STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE IN PERFORMANCE OF ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES

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    What CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES?

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves AND OUR POSTERITY, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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    Please, Read THE LIST, A 12 PAGE DOCUMENT,  POSTED BY THE BUDGET OFFICE.

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    My Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech allows me to post my personal opinion and this comment on my website.

    The summary of WA State agency impacts. The usual Political SHUTDOWN blame game?  Parisian blackmail? An opportunistic hostage taking opportunity? Holding  citizens essential services hostage, making American Citizens  fearful and threatening “we the people”.

    This published hit List  is  a constitutional failure in  PROMOTING THE GENERAL WELFARE by  THREATENING CITIZENS HEALTH, And a constitutional failure  on securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves AND OUR POSTERITY BY THREATENING OUR ECONOMY AND PROSPERITY.

    When government actions threaten the future of American citizens, and those American citizens fear the  government.  It is unacceptable  to me.

    “What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this MUDDLED world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”

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    Our WA State Governor and elected representative,  can’t find a $$$ solution to the STATEWIDE FINANCIAL Budget CRISIS,  Can’t Agree on EMERGENCY DROUGHT $$$ funding,  while under contempt for NOT funding $$$ education, and while facing a predictable $$$ COSTLY season of extreme wildfires.

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    Read THE LIST, A 12 PAGE DOCUMENT,  POSTED BY THE BUDGET OFFICE

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    IF THE WA STATE BUDGET IS OF INTEREST TO YOU (as a taxpaying citizen?)

    1. Agency NATURAL RESOURCES

    2. . Summary of Impact  PARTIAL SHUTDOWN

    3. Activities Continuing w/o Appropriation (Mandated Constitutionally or Federal Law)

    Minimum staffing of timber harvest contracts (that fund WA State schools?)

    4.. Activities from Accounts Appropriated in Transportation Budget Activities funded from Forest Fire Protection Assessment Account, Access Road Revolving Fund, State Forest Nursery Revolving Fund, Contract Harvesting Revolving Account, Parkland Trust Revolving Account and Natural Resources Equipment Fund

    5. Activities from Non-Appropriated Accounts (none listed)

    6. Emergency Life/Safety Response

     Emergency fire suppression and law enforcement activities (paid from non-

    appropriated Parkland Trust Revolving Account

    7. SELECTED SHUTDOWN IMPACTS by the BUDGET OFFICE (NONE)

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    1. Agency WA STATE PARKS COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    2 Summary of Impact  COMPLETE SHUTDOWN.

    3. Activities Continuing w/o Appropriation (Mandated  Constitutionally or Federal Law) None

    4. Activities from Accounts Appropriated in Transportation Budget Road maintenance funding

    5  Activities from Non-Appropriated Accounts State Parks Education & Enhancement Account, BOATING & SAFETY EDUCATION Certification, Parks Improvement Account

    6. EMERGENCY LIFE/SAFETY RESPONSE?  NONE

    7. SELECTED SHUTDOWN IMPACTS by the BUDGET OFFICE

    Cancellation of current camping/cabin reservations and

    scheduled special events. CLOSURE  OF STATE PARKS

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    ECONOMIC & REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL SHUTDOWNS?

    FISH & WILDLIFE PARTIAL SHUTDOWN Washington/Oregon Columbian River Compact hearings and

    activities related to care of Endangered Species Act listed fish and wildlife under agency care.

    6. EMERGENCY LIFE/SAFETY RESPONSE?  2 FTEs for emergency response.  Suspension of fish and wildlife enforcement activities, most hatcheries operations, and certain sport and commercial fisheries

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    ECOLOGY PARTIAL  SHUTDOWN Activities funded from Electronics Product Recycling, Product Stewardship Programs, Basic Data, Coastal Protection, and State Agency Parking accounts, Industrial Insurance Premium refunds, North Lake Shipyard Trust Fund and Yakima Railroad Trust Fund.

    6. Emergency Life/Safety Response, 1FTE to screen oil spill and hazardous material spill  reports. 1 FTE on call to assess dam safety incident  reports

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    WA State COMPLETE SHUTDOWNS

    What’s Essential? What’s  non-essential government agencies and their employees?

    I repeat, There is no mention of the word “nonessential”  in the 12 page budget office planning for state agency operations OFM. Well,  because? “nonessential” seems a bit hurtful,  and shutdowns  Highlights Basic Fact: Most of Government is ‘Non-Essential’

    This is a very interesting … (non-essential)

    PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    1. Agency PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP

    2. Summary of Impact COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    3. Activities Continuing w/o Appropriation (Mandated  Constitutionally or Federal Law) “NONE”

    4. Activities from Accounts Appropriated in Transportation Budget N/A, 

    5 Activities from Non-Appropriated Accounts N/A, 

    6. Emergency Life/Safety Response “NONE”

    7. SELECTED SHUTDOWN IMPACTS (blank?)

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    MORE COMPLETE SHUTDOWNS

    HISPANIC AFFAIRS COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    HISTORICAL SOCIETY COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    HORSE RACING COMMISSION COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

    INDIAN AFFAIRS COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

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    HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION COMPLETE SHUTDOWN?

    HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY  PARTIAL SHUTDOWN Limited activities of Public Employee Benefits, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance programs to continue until state withdrawal. Suspension of state-only programs such as medical services for aged, blind and disabled and children’s health care program for undocumented children. Payments to providers for service delayed. Health Benefit Exchange call center and IPA services to enroll individuals in QHPs or Medicaid can be paid for with grant funding during July and Aug. only

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    LICENSING PARTIAL? SHUTDOWN (How BIG  would a full shut down be?)

    Management Support Services;

    Information Services Division;

    Customer Relations Division with the exception of funding for payment of credit card fees associated with vessel registration; Programs & Services Division; portions of the Business & Professions Division, specifically1a assistant director and administrative assistant position; Limousine Licensing; For Hire Vehicle Licensing; Driver Training Schools; Auto Dealers & Manufacturer Services; Hulk Hauling, Tow Truck, Off-Road Vehicle Dealers, Snow Mobile and Wrecker Licensing; Prorate and Fuel Tax/International Fuel Tax Agreement. Activities from the landscape Architect, Geologist, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and Cemetery Licensing account.

    Licensing Integrity Unit provides licensing data to law enforcement agencies and will require at least 1 full-time FTE and 1 on-call/backup person in the event of a shutdown. In addition, 1 on-call person will be needed to handle questions and maintain access to law enforcement information.

    PARTIAL SUSPENSION OF” BUSINESS” PROFESSION DIVISION DUE TO SUSPENSION

    of the following licensing activities: appraisal management companies; architects; auctioneers; bail bonds; body art/tattooists; camp resorts; collection agencies; combative sports; commercial telephone solicitors; cosmetologists; court reporters; employment agencies; firearms; home inspectors; metal recycling dealers; notary public; private investigators; professional engineers/land surveyors; real estate appraisers; real estate brokers; security guards; sellers of travel; timeshares; Uniform Commercial Code; vessel dealers; vessel credit card payments; whitewater river outfitter.

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    PLEASE, GO ONLINE AN READ THE

    Contingency planning for state agency operations OFM …

    www.ofm.wa.gov/contingency/Agency_Contingency_Plans_Summary_

    May 29, 2015 – Contingency planning for state agency operations OFM summary of agency impacts. Office of …. Housing Operating and Rent, WA Global.

    I just read and posted a few of the examples.

    Another chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere