UDATE: Lawmakers pass $3.6 billion capital-construction budget and adjourn; $82M for possible new Olympia office building in mix
UPDATE: Gov. Jay Inslee signed the capital budget bills into law Monday.
ORIGINAL POST: The state House and Senate passed a $3.6 billion capital-construction budget on lopsided votes Saturday and lawmakers – who were running on fumes after 153 days – adjourned their special session at 6:08 p.m. Lawmakers had passed an operating budget Friday evening to avert a government shutdown, which loomed Monday if the Legislature had failed to pass a budget authorizing spending after July 1.
Gov. Jay Inslee plans to sign the two-year operating budget at 4 p.m. Sunday along with a few other policy bills.
Republican Sen. Bruce …