4
Apr

Looking Back, and Ahead – Budgets and Final Weeks

Last week brought with it both chambers unveiling their transportation, capital and operating budgets. Highlights of the transportation and capital budgets include: Senate Transportation Budget The Senate 2019-2021 Transportation Budget proposal includes total appropriations of $9.8 billion for the two-year fiscal period, up $408 million from the level adopted for the 2017-2019 biennium in the 2018 supplemental budget. Most of

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23
Mar

A week full of budget roll-outs

Budgets are on everyone’s minds as we move into the week. The House has announced that it will unroll its Operating, Capital and Transportation budget’s on Monday, with public hearings to follow Monday afternoon and Tuesday. The Senate will go second this year, with anticipated budget roll-outs in the coming weeks. Check back on the WSAC blog later in the

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18
Mar

Stormwater Bill Still Moving, Spring Round-Table this Thursday

Week #10 brings with it a return to committees and public hearings as the Legislature passed its “house of origin” cutoff March 13. Bills that did not receive floor action in their house of origin by 5pm on the 13th are now considered dead. For those bills still alive, they’ve moved to the opposite chamber and will undergo the same process

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8
Mar

Culvert Work Session and Bills on the Move

As we move into week #9 things are again a bit quieter as Legislators continue to debate bills on the House and Senate floors. The cutoff for bills to get out of their house-of-origin is Wednesday, March 13. Get my bill list here. After this date, any bill that has not moved out of the house it originated in is considered

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