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WA Lege Spec Session: House passes budget, Senate passes tax plan

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature chugged toward adjournment tonight as budgets and tax plans passed by narrow margins.

The Senate just passed the $668 million tax package 25-21, the bare minimum it needed.

About an hour earlier, the House passed the supplemental operating budget with spending, cuts and tax plans to fill the state's estimated $2.8 billion budget gap.

The two houses still have bills to work on, but members are expecting to be done before midnight.

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