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Senate budget proposal emphasizes investments in behavioral health, public schools

Senate budget proposal emphasizes investments in behavioral health, public schools

OLYMPIA — Washington State Senate budget leaders unveiled a $71.7 billion supplemental operating budget plan Monday that increases support for behavioral health and public schools.  The budget adds roughly $1.9 billion in new spending to the two-year budget passed by lawmakers in April 2023.  “Many hours and conversations went into shaping our supplemental budget proposal, and I’m very proud of the result,” said Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee. “It continues to showcase our values and priorities by making smart, targeted investments that give our neighbors and children the support and resources they need to thrive in Washington state.”  The proposal includes over $242 million in new spending for K-12 schools, ...

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About June

Sen. June Robinson represents Washington state’s 38th Legislative District, which includes Everett, Marysville, and the Tulalip Reservation. She serves as chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee and is a member of the Health & Long Term Care Committee. She served in the House of Representatives from 2013 until May 2020, when she was appointed to the Senate.

Read Sen. Robinson’s full biography here.

June In The News

Everett Herald: Editorial: Robinson smart choice to head Senate budget panel

Everett Herald: Editorial: Robinson smart choice to head Senate budget panel

By The Herald Editorial Board State Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, reacted to her appointment to chair of the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, with the humility expected from a veteran lawmaker who has worked effectively behind the scenes on policy and ...

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Washington State Standard: Washington Senate’s budget-writing panel gets a new leader

Washington State Standard: Washington Senate’s budget-writing panel gets a new leader

Sen. June Robinson, an Everett Democrat, was named Thursday as the new chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, the budget-writing panel responsible for developing tax policies and deciding how the state spends billions of dollars each year. Robinson, the ...

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Everett Herald: Everett senator will head state Senate’s budget-writing committee

Everett Herald: Everett senator will head state Senate’s budget-writing committee

EVERETT — State Senate Democratic colleagues selected Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, to serve as the chair of the powerful Senate Ways and Means Committee for the 2024 legislative session. Robinson will be in the decision-making seat in the committee that shapes ...

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