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Transportation & Public Works Update (2-28-17)

March 1, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Update (2-28-17)

The legislature’s fiscal bill cutoff was Friday, February 2oth, so several bills have been moved to the dead bill list. Several infrastructure financing bills did not make it past cutoff.  The Senate is focused on passing SB 5033 (Keiser), which gives authority to the Public Works Board to develop a...

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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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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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