The state Legislature has approved a deficit cutting package that patches more than half of an estimated $550 million shortfall in this year's state budget.
The package shrinks $367 million of the deficit through $242 million in cuts and $125 million in budget transfers.
House Republicans rose in opposition to the package, saying that cuts didn't go far enough. They also opposed to a $25 million cut in school funding.
The Senate voted 37-10 and the House voted 55-41 Friday to approve the package and send it to Gov. Chris Gregoire.
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Democrats say they made significant progress in reforming state programs.
Lawmakers have spent more than a month negotiating this package deal. About a $180 million shortfall is still left on the table.
The current fiscal year ends in June.