Legislative update: Inslee signs historic budget that fully funds education & Paid Family Leave

Gov. Inslee signs Substitute Senate Bill 5883 -  the 2017-2019 Washington State operating budget, June 30, 2017 in Olympia.

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.



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