Washington Legislature 2022: A short summary of what passed


Brooklynn Hillemann

Washington State Journal

Gov. Jay Inslee said lawmakers delivered on his call to take “big, bold, action,” after the 60-day legislative session ended March 10 in Olympia, with a $64.1 billion supplemental state budget approved at the midnight deadline.

Besides boosting spending by $5 billion in the current two-year budget cycle, legislators approved the first major transportation funding package since 2015.

Speaker of the House, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, said: “We wanted to advance every single Washingtonian, and we’ve done that with the work we’ve done.�...

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