Wash. Legislature passes budget proposal
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Legislature has approved a supplemental budget, setting them up for a final adjournment of an overtime legislative session.
The Senate passed the measure on a 44-2 bipartisan vote and it now goes to the governor for her signature. The House earlier passed the negotiated agreement on a 64-34 vote. Lawmakers worked through the early morning hours passing several bills before taking up the budget.
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