State Legislature OKs construction budget
The Legislature has approved a downsized $3.2 billion construction budget that will spread money across the state for building and construction projects over the next two years.
OLYMPIA — The Legislature has approved a downsized $3.2 billion construction budget that will spread money across the state for building and construction projects over the next two years.
The House, on a 61-35 vote Sunday night, concurred with changes made in the Senate. It now goes to the governor's desk for a final approval.
Democratic budget writers swiped a $777 million chunk to backfill deep cuts made to the state's operating budget. Education construction will get a significant chuck of the overall budget. Public k-12 schools are slated to receive $877 million; higher education will receive $732 million.
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