WA state library back on the block?

From The Olympian:

The Washington State Library barely survived Gov. Gary Locke\’s attempt earlier this year to eliminate it, and supporters are worried it will again be on the chopping block when the governor releases his 2003-05 budget proposal in two weeks.

\”We\’re afraid again because the governor has communicated … that he still wants to go after the library,\” Secretary of State Sam Reed said Tuesday at a meeting of The Olympian\’s Editorial Board.

Complete article. In a recent editorial, the Seattle Times came out firmly in favor of preserving the library.