Posted by: wadahp | March 3, 2010

MAIN STREET NEWS BLOG PICKS UP ON THE MAIN STREET FIGHT

Of Grassroots and Social Media

Like finding coal in their Christmas stockings, three weeks before the new year, the Main Street revitalization community learned that Washington Governor Chris Gregoire’s proposed budget would cut funding for the Washington State Main Street Program (WSMSP). The program had already been jeopardized during the 2009 budgeting process when its funds were slashed by 75 percent – leaving only one staff member to support more than 90 community revitalization programs. Zeroing out the budget this year would be its demise – leaving Washington Main Street communities in a lurch…..Read the rest of the post.

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