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House Passes Supplemental Budget Plan

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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 row.
    
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.
    
The 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.

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