Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson, standing in front of a state vault on Feb. 22, at the Capitol in Olympia, wants lawmakers to use some of an expected $1.3 billion revenue windfall to pay down the state’s growing debt. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson, standing in front of a state vault on Feb. 22, at the Capitol in Olympia, wants lawmakers to use some of an expected $1.3 billion revenue windfall to pay down the state’s growing debt. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Editorial: State needs to begin paying down its bond debt

The state has used bonds to pay for needed infrastructure, but its debt has built to $19 billion.

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