According to the latest revenue forecast for Washington, revenues or tax collections for the state are down. This means the state's budget shortfall has ballooned to $5.7 billion. At this point Governor Gregoire can either make additional across-the-board cuts, which would total nearly 11%, to state programs; or lawmakers can return to Olympia for a Special Session and make more targeted cuts. Which would you prefer? You can read more about the revenue forecast in The Olympian's post.