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Inslee signed the state’s supplemental operating budget, vetoing some elements such as a section that would have ended the Life Sciences Discovery Fund.
Overall, he called it a budget with “modest adjustments” in many programs and disappointing on education.
“It does not make sufficient progress on the state’s paramount duty to schools,” he said.
Legislators are also disappointed, but more with Inslee’s characterization of their final work product that passed the Senate 48-1 and the House 85-13. Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, said the spending plan, as a supplement to last year’s two-year budget that added almost $1 billion to public schools, was supposed to make modest adjustments.
But it keeps the state in the black, financially, through this fiscal period and the next, Braun said.
“There were a lot of tough decisions that had to be made,” he said… .
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