Here is how South Sound lawmakers voted this week on selected bills, as compiled by WashingtonVotes.org. Visit their Web site for a searchable database of issues and votes.
Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, X = Not Voting
Senate Bill 6444, ESSB 6444 –2010 operating supplemental budget
ESSB 6444, which passed the Senate by a vote of 25 to 19, would make modifications to the state’s operating budget. The Senate’s supplemental budget proposal attempts to close a $2.8 billion budget gap by reducing spending by approximately $829 million. ESSB 6444 also incorporates the use of about $582 million of approved or anticipated additional federal relief to the state and transfers $501 million from other funds to the state general fund. In addition, the ESSB 6444 assumes collections in new revenues of $918 million from increased taxes. ESSB 6444 is now before the House for further consideration.
Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, N
Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County) Y
Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup) Y
Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor) N
Sen. Debbie Regala (D-Tacoma) Y
Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) N
Sen. Rosa Franklin, (D-Tacoma) N
Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way) Y
Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn) N
Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent) Y
Sen. Claudia Kauffman, (D-Kent) Y