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Category Archives: 2018 Leg Session

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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Transportation and Public Works Legislative Update – Week 4

February 5, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation and Public Works Legislative Update – Week 4

After the  cutoff for policy-related bills last Friday, several bills from last session and this session are dead.  The cut-off for fiscal bills is tomorrow, February 6th, so any bills not receiving a hearing or being moved out of committee will likewise be dead for the session. Rep. Wilcox’s...

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Transportation and Public Works Legislative Report – week 3

January 29, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation and Public Works Legislative Report – week 3

The House Ag & Natural Resources committee heard HB 2902, fish habitat/barrier removal, which provides $50 million in funding for fish barrier removals for the remainder of the biennium.  The bill had several people testify in strong support.  The bill is scheduled for executive session for February 1st.  If...

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Transportation and Public Works Legislative Report-Week2

January 22, 2018 / 2018-leg-session / Comments Off on Transportation and Public Works Legislative Report-Week2

The good news is that legislature worked out issues on exempt wells last week and subsequently passed the 2017-19 capital budget.  The capital budget includes – for the first time – funding for the Fish Barrier Removal Board.  A list of all projects can be found here.  Fish barrier...

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