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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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2017 NACE Annual Conference – Cincinnati

January 31, 2017 / nace-conference , uncategorized / Comments Off on 2017 NACE Annual Conference – Cincinnati

The National Association of County Engineers will hold its annual meeting and management & technical conference from April 9-13, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Pierce County Engineer Brian Stacy will be conducting his final meetings as NACE President so we need a good turnout of WSACE members to give Brian a...

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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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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (1-23)

January 24, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (1-23)

Several bills of interest have been introduced with several hearings scheduled this week. A couple of bills of concern, both sponsored by Rep. MacEwen, are scheduled for hearings. First is a bill, HB 1367, that allows counties to provide funding for private roads by allowing citizens to petition a...

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Infrastructure Bills Are In The Works

January 23, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Infrastructure Bills Are In The Works

Over the past three biennia, state funding for infrastructure from the public works assistance account has been eliminated due to hundreds of millions of dollars being shifted from the account to the state general fund to balance the state budget. Over the past three decades the public works board...

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