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Tag: budget cuts


House: Close prisons, one Rainier School building

House budget writers want to use $857 million in tax increases to preserve or increase funding for college tuition grants for low-income students, Apple Health for Kids medical assistance, levy equalization for school districts, and a redesigned and renamed General Assistance Unemployable aid program (to be called Disability Lifeline).

Other cuts would not be avoided.

House leaders want to save $12 million by closing Ahtanum View and Pine Lodge prisons, shutting down a unit at Larch prison, and downsizing McNeil Island prison near Steilacoom  to convert it to minimum security.


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