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Nearly $2 million for the Boys & Girls Club of Lewis County’s United Learning Center was included in a $1.27 billion supplemental capital budget proposal released Monday morning.

In an announcement, state Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, a lead negotiator on the capital budget, said the plan invests in K-12 school construction, mental health facilities, housing and early learning facilities.

“This community-up, not Olympia-down, budget proposal would make quality investments throughout the state,” Abbarno said in a statement. “I appreciate all the hard work, from both sides of the aisle, on reaching an agreement that would help educate our kids, improve the delivery of behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, unsheltered support and maintain critical infrastructure.”

When completed, the 12,800-square-foot United Learning Center will be built on the corner of Maple and North Pearl streets in Centralia.

Read more in The Chronicle

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