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State budget cuts pass House committee, 18-0

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Dec. 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm with No Comments »
December 11, 2010 1:30 pm

The House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously this morning to approve an emergency budget-cutting measure that aims to shave $588 million from the state’s $1.1. billion deficit through June.

The vote came quickly after a relatively short public hearing this morning. It drew testimony critical of cuts to community health clinics, cuts to K-4 school class-size funding, welfare reductions and other concerns with shifting federal money meant to go straight to classrooms.

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