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Category Archives: 2018 Leg Session

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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Transportation and Public Works Legislative Report

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

The 2017-19 capital budget remains the biggest unresolved issue from the last session.  The capital budget was held up over exempt well issues brought about by the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision.  There has been talk of a compromise on that issue after which the capital budget will be...

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