Statement from Rep. Hans Zeiger on his House operating budget vote today

The House of Representatives today passed a state operating budget, House Bill 1087, by a vote of 54-42. Rep. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement:

“I voted against the operating budget because it cut too deeply into funding for teachers and students and avoided some of the structural reforms to social services that I feel are essential to the long-term sustainability of state government. While I commend the budget negotiators for their hard work, I would prefer that we fund our schools first. K-12 education should be Washington State’s number one priority.”

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Kurt Hammond, Public Information Officer, (360) 786-7794