Wash. House passes budget proposal
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state House has passed a supplemental budget as lawmakers worked into the early morning hours toward adjournment of a second special session.
The budget passed on a 64-34 vote Wednesday and now heads to the Senate, which is expected to approve it.
Reform bills that had been a key part of negotiations have either been passed out of the entire Legislature, or at least one chamber.
Gov. Chris Gregoire called lawmakers immediately back into a second special session at midnight after they failed to complete their work by the end of the first 30-day special session.