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Washington Budget Deficit Grows By $300 Million

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - New numbers show the state's projected budget deficit has grown by $300M

The new numbers show the recent hit is mostly due to Medicaid services being more heavily used than forecasters projected.

This means lawmakers are facing a $1.3B budget shortfall, not counting additional money needed to increase funding to basic education.

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