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By Sydney Brown
Washington State Journal 

Whitman County receives $33 million for projects

State budget is $6.23 billion for state projects


April 15, 2021

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital budget in a unanimous vote April 2, earmarking millions in funding for investments in community projects and public works.

“We’ve put together a budget that not only provides for the infrastructure needs of big urban centers, but prioritizes rural communities struggling to survive in the pandemic’s aftermath,” stated Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan.

For education, the proposal plans $781.7 million for the K-12 School Construction Assistance Program and $679 million for state four-year institutions.

In Whitman County, $33 million was...

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