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April 16, 2013



Weekly Roll Call Report for the Lake Stevens Journal & Granite Falls Press

Dear Subscriber: The House voted out its version of the state operating budget on Friday, after our weekly report was distributed. Here is the roll call for SB 5034, as amended by the House.

Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, X = Not Voting

Senate Bill 5034, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5034: Making 2013-15 operating appropriations. Passed the House April 12, 2013 by a vote of 54-43.

This bill makes appropriations for the 2013-15 biennial state operating budget, as well as supplemental appropriations for the current 2011-13 biennium. The House version's total budget is $34.5 billion, compared to $33.3 billion in the Senate version. K-12 Education funding, as mandated by the McLeary court decision is $1.2 billion in the House, $1.0 billion in the Senate. The House increases Higher Education funding by 5%, while the Senate decreases state funding by 3%. The House budget makes various temporary taxes permanent and increases certain B&O taxes, while the Senate does not.

44Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish)Y

44Rep. Mike Hope, (Lake Stevens)N

 

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