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Washington state Senate passes supplemental budget

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By Lisa Baumann
Associated Press
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OLYMPIA — The Washington state Senate has passed a supplemental budget that adds some money for education.
Senate Bill 6002 passed Thursday on a 41-8 vote.
Under the spending plan, the State Need Grant Program would receive the additional $5 million related to the immigrant financial aid bill known as the Dream Act or Real Hope Act. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the related bill into law Wednesday.
For K-12 education, just over $38 million would go toward technology-related materials and supplies for the classroom.
The Senate proposal would also provide $2 million toward the creation of a medical-marijuana registry, $5 million for a new 265-bed prison unit at the Washington State Penitentiary for men and nearly $7 million for wildfire suppression.
The bill will need to be reconciled with a budget proposed in the House.
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