Year

2015

Agency

Governor

($5.068m) GFS/Total

House

Did not include

Senate

($4.068m) GFS/Total

Governor: The Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP) is eliminated. Services include subsidized land-line telephone assistance and community voicemail for eligible recipients of many Medicaid and public assistance programs. The federal Lifeline program is also available to low-income consumers.

Senate: Funding is eliminated for the state-funded Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP). WTAP services include subsidized land-line telephone assistance and community voicemail for eligible recipients of many Medicaid and public assistance programs. A federal program, called Lifeline, provides discounts on monthly telephone services, landlines or wireless, for low-income persons.