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Legislative Update – Week 8

March 8, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 8

Senate transportation revenue and appropriation bills along with Senate transportation reform bills have been introduced in the House and referred to a various policy and fiscal committees for hearings.  The revenue and appropriation bills, ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988 have been referred to the House Transportation Committee with hearings...

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Legislative Update – Week 7

March 1, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 7

The Senate transportation package was brought to the floor for passage this past Friday. The eight transportation reform bills were brought up first. Six of the reform bills, SB 5992-SB 5997, were passed on a bipartisan basis. The most controversial bill, SB 5990, shifting sales tax on transportation projects...

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Legislative Update – Week 6

February 22, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 6

The Senate Transportation Committee passed their bipartisan transportation package out of committee.  The bipartisan package included three transportation revenue and spending bills together with six policy bills.  Two additional policy bills were passed out with only majority coalition votes.  Several amendments were offered with few passing.  An amendment that...

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Legislative Update – Week 5

February 16, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 5

The Senate Transportation Committee leadership introduced a bipartisan transportation revenue and spending plan for the next 16 years.  The plan raises $15.1 billion by increasing fuel taxes by 11.7 cents, increasing vehicle and license fees, and selling bonds for construction projects.  The plan provides $8.2 billion for construction projects...

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Legislative Update – Week 4

February 8, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 4

Several bills are moving out of committee and on to the fiscal committees where necessary or on to the Rules Committee for consideration of a floor vote.  SHB 1180 was passed to the House Finance Committee.  The substitute bill allows a regional transportation agency (Sound Transit) to impose up...

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