The House passed a proposed two-year transportation budget Thursday on a 78-19 vote. That measure would spend existing revenue and is separate from a tax-and-fee package under consideration to raise more than $15 billion for transportation through 2031. The House rejected an amendment to the budget that would have defunded bus service meant to alleviate congestion caused by the Alaskan Way Viaduct project in Seattle.
FRIDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House and Senate will be on the floor. Among the potential issues to be considered in the House is a proposed overhaul of Washington marijuana laws, including tax changes and a merger of the medical and recreational systems.
NEXT WEEK IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House and Senate will continue with floor sessions. Bills not related to the state budget must pass both chambers by Wednesday to stay alive.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
A march against child abuse is planned Monday on the Capitol Campus after a similar event Saturday at Sylvester Park downtown. Both events run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.