18
Jan

Culverts, budgets, “green” transportation packages, oh my …

The first week of the 2019 legislative session brought with it many legislative committee work sessions and several bill hearings. The Senate and House Transportation Committees spent much of the week hearing from state agencies and staff on the state of transportation. Presenters included WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar, WA Transportation Commission Director Reema Griffen, Office of Financial Management transportation budget

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14
Jan

The 2019 transportation landscape

Just like that we are off and running. It’s day one, and hundreds of bills have been introduced, including a number of transportation-related legislation. Serious conversations are underway around a potential transportation revenue package by Senator Steve Hobbs, and House Transportation chair, Jake Fey, is interested in a “green transportation” package that would include electric vehicle incentives and electric vehicle

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18
Dec

Governor Inslees’s Budget Proposal

Last Thursday, Governor Inslee released his proposed 2019 budgets. Generally, the governor’s budgets are seen as an executive and judicial branch “wish list” that the legislature will consider along with their own priorities. The following is a summary list of the expenditures and new revenue proposed by Governor Inslee that may be of interest to the Counties. We won’t see

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7
Mar

Transportation & Public Works – Week 9

Last Friday was the cutoff for bills to be passed by the opposite house.  The legislature is in its final week of the session which ends on Thursday, March 8th.  Bills that were amended before they were passed one chamber must again be passed by the opposite as the final legislation, or amendments must be withdrawn, or a conference committee

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