OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington state House has approved a
supplemental budget that will add more money to basic education and cap
tuition increases for public college students for the second year in a
The bipartisan budget passed on a 85-13 vote late
Thursday afternoon, just hours before the Legislature is set to adjourn
its 60-day session. The measure now heads to the Senate.
budget proposal has $155 million spending increase over the $33.6
billion, two-year state operating budget approved by the Legislature
last year. It does not include cost-of-living increases for teachers and
does not close any tax exemptions, both things that were initially
proposed by the House.