The state House has its version of an updated state transportation budget that lawmakers say will create 3,000 jobs.
The $8.5 billion plan passed on a 78-19 vote and now goes back to the Senate, which passed its own version last month.
The supplemental budget plan is about $1 billion more than last year’s biennial budget.
The increase comes from federal stimulus dollars the state will use to pay for large projects, including $590 million for Washington’s portion of a rail corridor that will stretch from Oregon to British Columbia.
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The Associated Press