The Senate Ways and Means Committee removed from its budget this evening an order to close Rainier School in Buckley and Frances Haddon Morgan Center in Bremerton.
However, the budget retains a requirement that two of the state’s five facilities for the developmentally disabled be closed. The facilities go unnamed.
Sen. Jim Kastama, one of the Pierce County senators who sought the change, said there is more work to be done in the budget to make certain Rainier School does not close. But he thinks the Pierce County delegation can find support.
“There were a number of us who said …