OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate's majority caucus has proposed a supplementary budget that highlights increased funding for a soon-to-be signed measure expanding college financial aid to include students who were brought to the state illegally as children.
The budget proposal released Monday also has additional money for technology in K-12 classrooms and a medical marijuana registry in Washington state.
The proposal comes after the Legislature approved a $33.6 billion, two-year state operating budget last year.
Under the Senate proposal, the State Need Grant Program would receive an additional $5 million related to the immigrant financial aid bill known as the Dream Act or Real Hope Act.
Nearly $39 million would go toward technology-related supplies for the classroom. Just over $2 million would go toward the creation of a medical marijuana registry.
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