“Gov. Jay Inslee signed the two year operating budget Friday night [6/30] as the fiscal year came to a close.”
Note: Sen. Randi Becker is standing to the Governor’s left.
Photo credit: Office of Gov. Jay Inslee
– “Legislative update: Inslee signs historic budget that fully funds education”
“Washington Office of the Governor sent this bulletin at 07/01/2017 12:12 AM PDT”
“‘I am proud to sign a historic budget that fully funds our schools for the first time in more than 30 years,’ Inslee said. ‘This budget, at long last, meets our constitutional obligations to fully fund basic education, and addresses the responsibilities we have under the McCleary decision to equitably fund our schools.’
The governor was joined by a bipartisan group of legislative leaders from the House and Senate.
June 30 is the last day of the fiscal year. Because legislators had not yet approved a new operating budget, state agencies have had to prepare contingency plans in case of a government shutdown. The budget Inslee signed late Friday night ensured state government operations funding by the operating budget can continue.”
“Details on the 2017-19 biennial budget can be found here,” quoting Gov. Jay Inslee’s website.
– “Property tax increase for some, lower for others under state budget”
“Under a new state budget, Washington residents in 185 school districts will see a decrease in their property tax by 2021 and 110 districts will see an increase.”
“The budget hikes the state property tax to $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed value. This will stay in place for four years until the property tax goes back to the current 1 percent revenue lid.”