Senate passes budget to aid wildfire relief, enhance mental-health services, and protect charter schools

"The chamber eventually voted 25-22 in favor of a plan that would add about $34 million to the two-year, $38 billion operating budget adopted last year.

The proposal would direct about $173 million for addressing damage caused by last summer's wildfires that destroyed more than 300 homes and burned 1 million acres, as well as provide more than $54 million to address safety issues at Western State Hospital and aid other mental-health services.

It would also keep charter schools open by supplying them with $6.6 million from the state's Opportunity Pathways Account."

Read more of this story by Walker Orenstein at The News Tribune.

Paid for by The Committee to Elect Bruce Dammeier
PO Box 398, Puyallup, WA 98371
Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or email.
Site by AcquireDigital