Tag: WSDOT

15
Apr

Death By a Thousand Cuts

It’s that time of session when you can pretty much tell what bills the legislature is likely to pass and you’ve seen all of the budget drafts except for the final version. Thus, we can have a pretty good understanding of how the legislative session might shape up for the counties. While there are bills that will add resources to

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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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18
Feb

Vehicle Weight Loads Under Consideration

As we move into the 6th week of the 2019 legislative session an important date is barreling towards us – the first major policy cutoff. On Friday, February 22, all bills need to be out of their policy committee of origin. If they do not make it past that deadline, they are considered dead. Many of the bills I track have fiscal

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1
Feb

Bills, bills, bills

As we enter week four of the 2019 legislative session, we are officially halfway to our first major cut-off deadline. Bill introductions continue furiously, with over 1700 bills being introduced to-date. We expect several hundred (dare I say thousand) more before our first major bill cutoff, February 22. After February 22 all bills need to be out of their policy

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