Legislative Bulletin

20
Mar

Senate Transportation Budget Released

Senate Releases Proposed 2017-19 Transportation Budget The Senate released its nearly $8.7 billion spending plan for the 2017-19 biennium today.  The plan includes an increase of $166 million over the February 2016 forecast. The budget provides $9.7 million for 2017-19 along with $25.1 million in direct distributions to counties that was adopted under the Connecting Washington Act in 2015. These funds are in addition

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20
Mar

Olympia Update – March 20, 2017

The Legislative Steering Committee met in Olympia last Thursday and was the centerpiece of the week for WSAC. A special thanks go out to the seven Legislators who sat down with the entire LSC: Representatives Sullivan, McBride and Gregerson, and Senators Fain, Pederson and Miloscia. We asked all of the Legislators where they stand on WSAC’s three Legislative priorities, and

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20
Mar

Senate Committee Considers Public Records Bills

The Senate State Government Committee had a Hearing on Public Records Bills Both public records bills had a hearing in the Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday. Generally, the testimony was positive, with the Coalition signing-in pro for HB 1594 and other for HB 1595. The Allied Daily Newspapers testified “other” on both bills. The Chair of the Committee emphasized

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20
Mar

Building the Economy

Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington. The benefits of infrastructure investment in Washington to support local, state and national economic growth.  Infrastructure is the foundation of a strong, competitive economy and thriving communities. Washington State has a diverse economy – with significant technology, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, trade and natural resources sectors benefiting rural, suburban, and urban communities. Investing in Washington’

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