OLYMPIA- Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna both talked about the state spending can be stabilized without new taxes. But Gov. Chris Gregoire saying the budget-balancing ideas of her potential successors will be difficult. The state needs to save $1 billion or cuts to balance the budget in the next biennium along with another $1 billion to fund fully the education. Gregoire stated revenue must be considered in order to fully fund education. .