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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the supplemental budget passed by the Legislature a "good compromise." Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the supplemental budget passed by the Legislature a "good compromise."
OLYMPIA, Wash. -

The Latest on lawmakers' efforts to end Washington's special legislative session (all times local):
    
7:25 p.m.
    
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the supplemental budget passed by the Legislature a "good compromise."
    
In a written statement released Tuesday night, Inslee said supplemental budgets are intended to make modest adjustments and updates to the two-year budget, and this is "exactly what legislators accomplished."
    
Inslee said there is more work to do next year on efforts to aid a shortage of public school teachers, mental health and education.
    
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6:50 p.m.
    
The Washington Senate has taken a final vote on a supplemental budget plan as lawmakers move closer to adjourning their overtime special session.
    
The budget passed on a 27-17 vote Tuesday and now goes to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee. The vote came hours after the House passed the measure on a 78-17 vote. The measure would increase spending in the two-year budget adopted in 2015 by $191 million.
    
The agreement includes $28 million for safety improvements and other aid at the state's mental health hospitals, $7 million for recruiting new public school teachers and retaining existing ones and would also spend $190 million from the state's emergency fund to address damage from the last round of wildfires.
    
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12:40 p.m.
    
The Washington House has passed a supplemental budget plan as lawmakers prepare to wrap up an overtime special session.
    
The budget passed on a 78-17 bipartisan vote Tuesday and now heads to Senate, which was expected to take a final vote soon. The measure would increase spending in the two-year budget adopted in 2015 by $191 million.
    
The agreement includes $28 million for safety improvements and other aid at the state's mental health hospitals, $7 million for recruiting new public school teachers and retaining existing ones and would also spend $190 million from the state's emergency fund to address damage from the last round of wildfires.
    
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9:38 a.m.
    
Lawmakers in Washington are set to vote on a supplemental budget plan as they prepare to wrap up an overtime special session.
    
Details of the final, negotiated proposal were made public late Monday night. The measure would increase spending in the two-year budget adopted in 2015 by $191 million. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the deal Tuesday.
    
The agreement includes $28 million for safety improvements and other aid at the state's mental health hospitals, $7 million for recruiting new public school teachers and retaining existing ones and would also spend $190 million from the state's emergency fund to address damage from the last round of wildfires.  The proposal would not raise taxes, and instead using other means, including shifting $10 million from the state auditor's Performance Audit account.

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