Politics & Government

December 11, 2010

House votes 86-6 to approve $588M in cuts

The state House approved a $588 million package of emergency spending cuts today on a rare bipartisan budget vote of 86-6 in Olympia. Republican Reps. Mike Hope of Snohomish County and Glenn Anderson of Fall City were the lone members of their party to oppose it. Democratic Rep. Brendan Williams of Olympia was joined by Reps. Christine Rolfes of Kitsap County, Dawn Morrell of Puyallup, Geoff Simpson of Covington in also voting no. The budget package, known as House Bill 3225, now goes to the Senate floor for a vote at any time.

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