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Legislative Update – Week 10

March 22, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 10

The Senate’s transportation revenue and spending bills are scheduled to be heard on Thursday, March 26th at 3:30pm.  The Senate’s revenue bill, ESSB 5987, increases fuel tax by 11.7 cents per gallon, raises several vehicle weight and license fees, and generates approximately $10.5 billion in revenue over the next...

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Legislative Update – Week 9

March 16, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 9

Bill hearings on the Senate Transportation revenue package, ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5998, are expected to be heard next week on Thursday, March 26th. The reform bills will be heard in various committees with the first bill ESB 5993 being heard this week in the House Labor Committee. The...

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Legislative Update – Week 8

March 8, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 8

Senate transportation revenue and appropriation bills along with Senate transportation reform bills have been introduced in the House and referred to a various policy and fiscal committees for hearings.  The revenue and appropriation bills, ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988 have been referred to the House Transportation Committee with hearings...

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Legislative Update – Week 7

March 1, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 7

The Senate transportation package was brought to the floor for passage this past Friday. The eight transportation reform bills were brought up first. Six of the reform bills, SB 5992-SB 5997, were passed on a bipartisan basis. The most controversial bill, SB 5990, shifting sales tax on transportation projects...

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Legislative Update – Week 6

February 22, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 6

The Senate Transportation Committee passed their bipartisan transportation package out of committee.  The bipartisan package included three transportation revenue and spending bills together with six policy bills.  Two additional policy bills were passed out with only majority coalition votes.  Several amendments were offered with few passing.  An amendment that...

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