Capital Budget Plan Prioritizing K-12 School Construction and Mental Health Care Approved By House

Late Thursday, the House approved the long-awaited bipartisan 2017-19 capital budget. With $4.17 billion in total spending and $2.72 billion in bonds, the newly approved budget also leaves $211 million for supplemental capital budget planning in 2018. Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking minority member on the House Capital Budget Committee, was instrumental in piecing together the agreement that provides funding for…