Olympia – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed new spending totaling $235 million from the budget passed by lawmakers last month, including money for Washington State university to study soil health and to help farmers find alternatives to the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Anticipating a decline in tax revenue because of the coronavirus, the governor also vetoed increased funding for conservation districts to advise landowners and for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to build fences to keep elk away from farms and schools in Skagit County in northwest Washington.
Learn more about the governor’s vetoes and its impact on Washington state’s natural resource spending by following the link below.
Source: Capital Press | Inslee cancels new spending by WSU, others