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Category Archives: 2017 Leg Session

Transportation & Public Works Update (2-20-17)

February 20, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Update (2-20-17)

The 2017 legislative session passed its first cut-off milestone last Friday at which time policy bills needed to be reported out of committee.  Fiscal bills, including transportation and capital budget committee bills have until Friday, February 24th to get their bills reported out of committee.

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Transportation & Public Works Update (2-13-17)

February 13, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Update (2-13-17)

The first legislative cutoff is Friday, 2/17/17, so policy bills have to be passed out of committee for further consideration. Policy bills referred to fiscal committees have another week for consideration. Many of the bills being tracked are scheduled for executive session and we’ll soon know if they are...

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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (2-6-17)

February 6, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (2-6-17)

HB 1538, regarding contract retainage and bonding, was heard last week in the House Capital Budget Committee.  The bill allows a subcontractor to post a performance bond, even if the contractor has chosen the retainage option for a contract.  We testified with concerns that having this option will create...

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Fish Barrier Removal Project Funding Needed

February 6, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Fish Barrier Removal Project Funding Needed

The Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) estimates there are 35-40,000 man-made, complete and partial, fish passage barriers statewide in federal, state, county, city, tribal, railroad, and private ownership. State-owned fish barriers have received a lot of attention – and funding – in response to a federal court injunction...

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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (1-30)

January 30, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (1-30)

HB 1367, which allows counties to provide funding for maintenance of private roads, was heard in the House Local Government Committee, where we testified in opposition.  The bill is on the committee schedule on February 2nd for executive hearing to be reported out. HB 1165, which changes the opt-in...

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