Tag: Fish Barriers

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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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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4
Mar

Fiscal Committee Cutoff #1

The legislature passed another major milestone on Friday, the date of the first fiscal committee cutoff. Bills had to be moved out of the fiscal committees – House Transportation, Finance, Capital Budget, and Appropriations; and Senate Transportation and Ways and Means – in order to keep moving this session. However, while no bill is ever truly dead until the legislature

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4
Mar

What’s Alive, What’s Dead, Post-Cutoff?

As session continues to plow forward things have been busy, but a reprieve is right around the corner. Last Friday, March 1, brought with it the first big session calendar milestone: cutoff. As of Friday, bills that did not make it out of their fiscal committees of origin are now considered dead. Technically, some bills are designated as NTIB or

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