News

Legislature passes supplemental budget plan

Legislature passes supplemental budget plan

Photo: KGMI

AP News

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.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

AP source: Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver.

The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as the Chiefs reached the playoffs.

in Music

These middle school kids might be the next big metal band

unlockingthetruth

These Brooklyn boys don't need junior high talent shows, they've just signed a million-dollar deal.

in Sports

Broncos’ owner Pat Bowlen battling Alzheimers, steps down

patbowlen

Bowlen, 70, is one of the NFL's most well-known owners and guided the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances during his 30 years at the helm.

in Sports

Tight end Vernon Davis arrives at training camp

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, center, congratulates tight end Vernon Davis (85) after Davis' touchdown reception against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Vernon Davis has reported to training camp with the San Francisco 49ers after…

in Music

Def Leppard postpones Vegas shows to record new album

defleppard

The rockers are postponing plans to head to Sin City to record a new album.

Bellingham Traffic