Gov. Inslee signs budget into law
Washington Governor Jay Inslee signs a new two-year budget into law yesterday, avoiding a government shutdown.
The governor signed the the $33.6 billion operating budget just one day after the legislature adjourned for the year.
Inslee says the budget "will allow the state of Washington to do good things in times of tough challenges."
The budget also helps fund education, with an extra $1 billion for K - 12 students.
We spoke with Senator Sharon Brown about the budget this afternoon - she says she feels good about the budget, and says it helps us live within our means.
"The fact that it was a compromise, it was a bi-partisan supported budget is awesome. Nobody is particularly thrilled about the budget and I think that is actually a good thing because it means we all came together to get the job done" said Brown.
We also spoke with Representative Brad Klippert about the budget today.
Although he doesn't agree with all of it, he says during his three terms as a legislator, this is the best budget he's seen so far.