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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Senate Democrats are introducing a scaled-down capital budget that they say will create 4,800 jobs.
     
The $5.7 billion supplemental budget introduced Friday includes $39 million for new projects, including campus improvements at the University of Washington. It also includes a $139 million cut in bonds because of a loss of revenue for the state, along with $150 million that was transferred from the capital budget to the operating budget.
     
The proposal is a 4.8 percent reduction from the capital budget approved last year.
     
The largest new project in the proposal, $115 million for Puget Sound clean up, is being paid for by December's settlement from Asarco LLC for superfund sites in the region.

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