OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate passed a $69.2 billion, two-year budget today on a 40-9 vote to increase funding for vital state services, including targeted support for behavioral health, public schools, housing and homelessness, and a historic investment to address the climate crisis. The two-year operating budget adds roughly $5 billion in new spending and does not rely on any new general taxes or fees. It leaves more than $3 billion in total reserves to guard against an economic slowdown and protect the state’s historically high credit rating. “Our state’s biggest challenges are prioritized in this budget. It boosts funding for behavioral health and will strengthen our public schools,” said Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & ...Read More
Sen. June Robinson represents Washington state’s 38th Legislative District, which includes Everett, Marysville, and the Tulalip Reservation. She serves as vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee with primary responsibility for the operating budget and revenue and is a member of the Health & Long Term Care and the Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs committees. She served in the House of Representatives from 2013 until May 2020, when she was appointed to the Senate.
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