OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has adjourned its 60-day legislative session after sending Gov. Jay Inslee a supplemental state budget that puts more money toward teacher salaries, a final step in a multiyear process to bring Washington into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate on education.
The chambers adjourned late Thursday night after a busy day that included approving a law to make it easier to prosecute police who commit bad shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable. Inslee signed the measure, ending years of wrestling over the existing law, which forces prosecutors to prove the officers acted with malice — a hurdle no other state has.
Inslee will sign the budget at a later date. The Senate passed the plan with a 25-24 vote after the House passed it 54-44.