Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes some spending in response to COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars of spending in hopes of making a dent in the loss of state revenues as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep the state’s economy largely shut down. Inslee vetoed nearly two dozen bills in their entirety, and more than 140 separate budget items in the state supplemental budget. The total savings over the next three years is $445 million. All of the veto letters state that circumstances “have changed dramatically” since the budget was approved by the Legislature last month.