SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Sunday, September 23, 2018   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

Inslee signs historic budget

Freds Rivertown Alehouse
Published:2017-07-03 State
Inslee signs historic budget    Print Snohomish Times    
Inslee signs historic budget

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the two year operating budget Friday night as the fiscal year came to a close.
“I am proud to sign a historic budget that fully funds our schools for the first time in more than 30 years,” Inslee said. “This budget, at long last, meets our constitutional obligations to fully fund basic education, and addresses the responsibilities we have under the McCleary decision to equitably fund our schools.”
The governor was joined by a bipartisan group of legislative leaders from the House and Senate.
June 30 is the last day of the fiscal year. Because legislators had not yet approved a new operating budget, state agencies have had to prepare contingency plans in case of a government shutdown. The budget Inslee signed late Friday night ensured state government operations funding by the operating budget can continue.
Unfortunately, at this time, it is unclear whether the Legislature will approve a full capital budget, meaning some state workers will be temporarily laid off.
In addition to funding for schools, the new operating budget also has a number of provisions that help families and workers while strengthening Washington’s mental health system.
The final budget funds significant changes to integrate the state's mental and physical health systems. It also funds collective bargaining agreements to provide pay raises for hard-working state employees, and protects funding for vital services including health care, programs for people with disabilities, services for vulnerable seniors and job training for the under-skilled.
“This budget is a great example of bipartisan cooperation. It really shows what can be done when we work together,” Inslee said.




Published: Monday, September 10, 2018
Gang awareness Gang awareness
Join Mayor Franklin and Everett Police for Gang Awareness Day Sept. 17


Published: Sunday, September 02, 2018
Homicide investigation in Everett Homicide investigation in Everett
Just before 10:15 am this morning, officers responded to the 700 block of Madison Ave on the report of a shooting.


Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
closures of I-5 ramps at the 116th Street Northeast closures of I-5 ramps at the 116th Street Northeast
Overnight closures of I-5 ramps at the 116th Street Northeast interchange in Marysville, Aug. 29-30


Published: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Hometown Girl Joins the Stage with Country Super Stars Hometown Girl Joins the Stage with Country Super Stars
Megs McLean joins Clint Black and Sara Evans in the 2018 Summer Concert Series at Tulalip Resort Casino Amphitheater.


Published: Sunday, August 05, 2018
Weekend closures westbound US 2 Weekend closures westbound US 2
Three weekend closures down, three more to go for westbound US 2 Biggest closures, detour routes still to come


PUBLIC MEETING

Snohomish Sports Network

Advertisement

Live Police Scanner

Snohomish County Sheriff, City of Snohomish,
Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett - Police & EMS/Fire


Speedway Chevrolete

Advertisement

mondotimes
The Worldwide Media Guide

 


SNOHOMISH contact