State spending hike proposed
12% increase would fund health care, education, homelessness
Last updated 3/27/2021 at 3:26pm
Funding for health care, education, and efforts to curb houselessness are promised in a $58 billion state budget proposal from the Washington Senate Democrats unveiled March 25.
"This budget reflects our values, helping people get through this pandemic, supporting local small businesses looking out for the vulnerable and working toward racial equity," said John Lovick (D-Mill Creek). "This budget will rebuild our economy by putting people first."
Lovick said the House budget is $58 billion; 8 billion of which is federal funds.
The plan is considered problematic, by some.
"The Democrats have...