Inslee signs budgets that give big boosts to behavioral health, education, orcas, homelessness and clean energy

May 21, 2019

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed new state spending plans today that bolster major reforms and expansions in behavioral health, education, orca recovery, affordable housing and climate action. The 2019–21 operating, capital and transportation budgets that the Legislature approved late last month followed many of the key priorities Inslee outlined at the start of the legislative session.

“These budgets represent what can happen when legislators work together and prioritize the needs of our students, our natural resources, our people and our future,” Inslee said. “Budgets are statements of values and I am proud of what these budgets mean for today’s Washingtonians and for future generations.”

To read the breakdown of how the budget will impact keys areas, such as education, behavioral health, orcas and salmon recovery and homelessness, visit the governor's Medium page. 

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