Awash in money, lawmakers propose big increases in spending
Last updated 3/1/2022 at 12:45pm
Small business owners and schoolchildren hurt by the pandemic will see some financial relief with approval of state supplemental budget proposals now under consideration.
"We're looking at the basics, food, shelter, health and cash assistance," House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane, said. "Those are things in this pandemic economy that are going to make a difference in people's lives, and that is our focus."
The Washington State House and Senate each released their proposals Feb. 21, just hours before public hearings were to be held on the plans. Each chamber is a...