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Legislature passes supplemental budget plan

Legislature passes supplemental budget plan

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -The Washington state Legislature 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 48-1 vote in the Senate Thursday evening, shortly after it passed on an 85-13 vote in the House.

The votes came as the Legislature is set to adjourn its 60-day session.

The budget proposal has a $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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