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Legislative Update – Week 11

March 29, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 11

The House Transportation Committee heard the Senate transportation revenue and expenditure package, ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988 this past Thursday.  The hearing took nearly three hours for 90-plus people to testify.  County executives from King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties expressed the need to grant Sound Transit the authority needed...

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Legislative Update – Week 10

March 22, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 10

The Senate’s transportation revenue and spending bills are scheduled to be heard on Thursday, March 26th at 3:30pm.  The Senate’s revenue bill, ESSB 5987, increases fuel tax by 11.7 cents per gallon, raises several vehicle weight and license fees, and generates approximately $10.5 billion in revenue over the next...

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Legislative Update – Week 9

March 16, 2015 / 2015-legislative-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Legislative Update – Week 9

Bill hearings on the Senate Transportation revenue package, ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5998, are expected to be heard next week on Thursday, March 26th. The reform bills will be heard in various committees with the first bill ESB 5993 being heard this week in the House Labor Committee. The...

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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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