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Legislature passes operating, capital budgets, adjourns 2024 session

March 08, 2024

The Legislature adjourned sine die Thursday afternoon after passing the 2024 supplemental operating budget earlier in the day and the supplemental capital budget on Wednesday. This week also saw final passage of the bill that extends eligibility for the Washington College Grant, College Bound Scholarship and Passport to Careers Program from five years to six years, aligning eligibility with federal financial aid standards. The bill that would allow students in prisons to apply and use federal and state financial aid for their educational programs also saw final passage. >>

Operating budget, House capital budget proposals released

February 23, 2024

House and Senate budget writers released their versions of the operating budget over the weekend, holding hearings Monday. House capital budget writers also released their version of that budget early this week, following the Senate version released last week. That proposal was heard in committee Tuesday. >>

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