The Washington state Legislature has approved a supplemental budget, setting them up for a final adjournment of an overtime legislative session.

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The Washington state Legislature has approved a supplemental budget, setting them up for a final adjournment of an overtime legislative session.

The Senate passed the measure on a 44-2 bipartisan vote and it now goes to the governor for her signature. The House earlier passed the negotiated agreement on a 64-34 vote. Lawmakers worked through the early morning hours passing several bills before taking up the budget.

Gov. Chris Gregoire called lawmakers immediately back into a second special session at midnight after they failed to complete their work by the end of the first 30-day special session

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The Washington state House on Wednesday passed a supplemental budget just hours after lawmakers were called back for a second special session.

The budget passed on a 64-34 vote and now heads to the Senate, which is expected to approve it.

Lawmakers worked through the early morning hours passing several bills before taking up the budget. There was little debate on the negotiated budget.

“It’s balanced, we have an agreement and it’s quarter to five,” said Rep. Ross Hunter, the main budget writer for House Democrats, who touted the fact that the budget does not make cuts to education.

Reform bills that had been a key part of negotiations have either been passed out of the entire Legislature, or at least one chamber.

Gov. Chris Gregoire called lawmakers immediately back into a second special session at midnight after they failed to complete their work by the end of the first 30-day special session.

Even though any special session can run up to 30 days, Gregoire said early Wednesday that lawmakers agreed to a one-day session.

“The intent is for folks to continue working through the night until the job is done,” she said.

Lawmakers had been passing bills tied to the budget right up until the deadline, but weren’t able to move everything before time ran out.

“If I let them go home, the air will be out of the balloon again,” Gregoire said. “They know they need to keep working. They know they’re on a deadline.”

The agreed-to budget deal was officially released Wednesday morning. It relies heavily on an accounting maneuver, valued at $238 million, in which the state would temporarily claim control of local sales taxes before they are redistributed back to jurisdictions at their usual time – roughly a month after they are collected. There are no cuts to K-12 or higher education, and some social safety net programs that were at risk of being cut were preserved.

The budget does increase taxes, raising $14.5 million by eliminating a tax deduction for some large banks. It also brings in some $12 million by changing rules on roll-your-own cigarettes.

Lawmakers plan to leave some $320 million in reserves.

On Tuesday, lawmakers had announced they had reached a tentative deal, and they started moving bills. However, at various points, action came to a halt as negotiators worked out details on bills that were still in question.

Gregoire said a key sticking point was over a bill to alter health insurance benefits for K-12 employees, but ultimately a compromise was met on that and both chambers passed the measure.

The flurry of activity Tuesday started the previous day and was the culmination of months of negotiations over how to close a roughly half-billion dollar shortfall for the two-year budget cycle ending June 2013.

Part of the agreement was around a bill addressing early retirement benefits for future state employees. That measure had been a key sticking point between Democrats and Republicans.

A Republican-led coalition in the Senate had insisted on several reform-related bills, including the pension one, before taking up the budget.

Senators approved the pension bill Tuesday by a margin of 27-22, and it was later passed by the House, finalizing a deal that had eluded lawmakers for months and delayed final action on the state budget.

State workers who retire before the age of 62 already have scaled back pension benefits. Under the new bill, pension benefits for workers retiring at the age of 55 would be reduced by as much as 50 percent. The changes only apply to workers hired starting in May 2013. The plan would save the state an estimated $1.3 billion over 25 years.

The Senate also passed other budget-related bills off the floor Tuesday night, including the measure dealing with control of local sales taxes. That measure later passed the House last week and now goes to the governor for her signature.

Also Tuesday, the House passed a measure that would require the state’s two-year budget to be in line with anticipated revenue over a four-year period or 4.5 percent growth per year, whichever is greater. The measure, another bill that was part of the budget negotiations, was later passed by the Senate, and now heads to Gregoire for her signature.

Lawmakers still need to pass several bills, including a construction budget.

Associated Press writer Mike Baker contributed to this report.

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