Budget cuts are forcing Washington tribes to manage their own community signs. The rest of the state still fully funded
September 13, 2014
The new budget has trimmed the state budget by $4.3 Million dollars, and $967,300 of the total was attributed to releasing the state's obligation to maintain signage.
In only 4 short weeks the effects of the budget change are already turning up disturbing results and causing citizens in localized areas to petition the state to repeal the budget.
One citizen sent WCNN the following pictures. It appears Washington tribes can't even manage a fire danger sign, so residents are concerned what will become of important signs that control traffic or emergency notifications.
Photos from concerned citizen posted through the Report Breaking News app on WCNN: