Peninsula: Rep. Buck saw gloomy state fiscal crisis coming, he says

The North Olympic Peninsula’s only Republican legislator is, in a way, saying I told you so.

Rep. Jim Buck, R-Joyce, said a gloomy budget forecast issued Tuesday — state revenues will plummet by $813 million below projections — only confirms warnings he made when voting against the state budget in the last legislative session.

“I warned in June that all the elements were in place for an economic train wreck, long before the tragic events of Sept. 11,” Buck said.

“Now the bill has come due.”

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