Tag: Capital Budget

22
Jan

Transportation & Public Works Week 3

The good news is that legislature worked out issues on exempt wells last week and subsequently passed the 2017-19 capital budget.  The capital budget includes – for the first time – funding for the Fish Barrier Removal Board. A list of all projects can be found here. Fish barrier projects can be found by selecting the Rec. and Conservation Funding

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15
Jan

Olympia Update – Week 2

This is only the second week of session, but in a 60-day session, this week marks the halfway point to the first committee cutoff. Committee hearings are in full swing, and every day there are dozens of new bills introduced. Both chambers are moving priority bills forward quickly, including breakfast after the bell, legal financial obligations, and the Voting Rights

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24
Jul

Columbia County Suspends Waste Collection

The Columbia County Public Works Department announces that the County’s recycling and yard waste collection programs are suspended due to a lack of funding. On Thursday, July 20th, the Legislature ended its third special session without adopting a Capital Budget.  Within the $4 billion dollar capital budget was $10 million dollars to support the statewide recycling, household hazardous waste collection,

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