Legislature adjourns with budget that increases spending by $191 million

Excerpt: “Republican lawmakers who control the Senate praised the budget for not dramatically increasing taxes and spending, while Democrats said they are happy with the money it puts toward helping the homeless and recruiting new teachers.

Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, said keeping a healthy reserve in the state’s general and the rainy day funds will help lawmakers address court-ordered school funding obligations next year.”

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