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Category Archives: 2015 Legislative Session

Legislature Passes 2015-17 Transportation Budget

May 29, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislature Passes 2015-17 Transportation Budget

The House and Senate agreed on funding for the 2015-17 transportation budget.  The “current law” budget is mostly a continuation of existing funding with the focus on completing already funded projects.  Both chambers passed the budget, 2ESHB 1299, at the closure of the legislature’s first special session and is...

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Legislative Update – Final for Regular Session

April 27, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Final for Regular Session

The Legislature adjourned late last week without reaching an agreement on a transportation package as well as the state operating budget.  House and Senate transportation negotiators will start meeting this week ahead of the special session starting on Wednesday.  No word, as yet, on any progress being made.  Both...

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Legislative Update – Week 14

April 20, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 14

House and Senate Transportation Committees are in negotiations to develop a compromise transportation package.  Both the Senate and House versions raise similar amounts of revenue over the 16 years of their respective packages, but with several differences that will need to be worked out.  Key among them is the...

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Legislative Update – Week 13

April 12, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 13

House Transportation Committee Chairwoman Judy Clibborn is expected to release her transportation revenue package on Tuesday, April 14th.  The House Transportation Committee will exec proposed substitutes for ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988 bills at a meeting scheduled at 6:00 PM. The House passed the 2013-15 current law transportation budget,...

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Legislative Update – Week 12

April 5, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 12

The House and Senate Transportation Committees heard their respective 2015-17 current law transportation budgets (HB 1299 and SB 6073) last week.  The House is scheduled to pass their version on Monday, April 6th with the Senate scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th, the cutoff for bills fiscal and transportation bills...

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