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Category Archives: 2018 Leg Session

Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update – Session Final

March 12, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update – Session Final

The Washington State Legislature completed its 60-day session with no expectation of a special session for unresolved issues.  At the conclusion of the session, several legislators announced plans to not seek reelection.  The chair of the House Transportation Committee, Judy Clibborn, announced that she would not be running again. ...

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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update – Week 8

March 6, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update – Week 8

Last Friday was the cutoff for bills to be passed by the opposite house.  The legislature is in its final week of the session which ends on Thursday, March 8th.  Bills that were amended before they were passed one chamber must again be passed by the opposite as the...

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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update – Week 7

February 26, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update – Week 7

Today is the cutoff for policy-related bills passed out of the opposite house to be passed out of transportation committees.  There are a few bills of interest to counties on the calendar for consideration.  E2SHB 1332, concerning dangerous objects on county roads and bridges, is expected to be passed...

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Transportation and Public Works Legislative Update– Week 6

February 20, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation and Public Works Legislative Update– Week 6

Today is day 44 of the 60 day legislative sessions.  Capital, operating, and transportation budgets are being rolled out with the first hearing on the Senate capita budget held yesterday.  Hearings on the operating and transportation budgets are scheduled for today. The Senate supplemental capital budget makes increases in...

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Transportation and Public Works Legislative Update – Week 5

February 12, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation and Public Works Legislative Update – Week 5

House and Senate fiscal bills that didn’t pass out of their respective Appropriations and Ways & Means Committees were added to the pile of dead bills for the session.  A caveat to this is that a bill that is deemed necessary to implement the budget can be resurrected or...

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