Stories tagged: capital budget
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Spin Control: Inslee signs capital budget, water law quickly
Less than a day after legislative negotiators pushed them through the House and Senate on bipartisan votes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed key bills on state construction projects and a revision …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Lawmakers agree to deal on $4.2 billion construction budget
Lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a $4.2 billion capital construction budget and a major rewrite of state water law.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Cost of legislative inaction mounts
Those who are annoyed need to speak up and let legislators know adjourning before getting the job done is unacceptable.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Lack of Washington capital budget leads to some layoffs
The ongoing lack of a state capital budget has led to layoffs in the state parks department, and more layoffs at additional state agencies are expected.
Wed., July 26, 2017
Lawmakers need firm water-well deal
Senate Republicans have a point: The Legislature needs to solve this problem now, because it will be too easy for urban-centric lawmakers to ignore it in the future.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Impasse over water rights bill means $4 billion state construction budget unlikely to get vote
Lawmakers reached an agreement on a $4 billion construction budget but almost certainly will not vote on it Thursday, the last day of the special session. There’s no deal on …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Funding for EWU, SCC projects remains stalled in Washington Legislature over water rights law
Lawmakers continue to discuss a way to break the logjam over the capital budget and a change to state water rights law but have no votes scheduled yet.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Millions of dollars of state projects for Spokane stalled in legislative logjam
Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
EWU science building likely to get at least $60 million for construction
House and Senate capital construction budgets both set aside money for a new science center at Eastern Washington University.
Sun., June 30, 2013
Legislature passes construction budget on final day
OLYMPIA – After 153 days, the Washington Legislature decided Saturday it had had enough, even though Gov. Jay Inslee wanted it to do more. In quick succession, the House and …
Sat., March 10, 2012
Washington legislature starts special session on Monday
OLYMPIA – Overtime starts Monday for the Legislature, which failed to pass a general operating budget by midnight Thursday and was called back for a special session. After issuing a …
Wed., May 25, 2011
Money for Spokane medical school in budget
OLYMPIA – The state’s $2.8 billion capital budget will include $35 million to start construction on a new medical school in Spokane. Legislative leaders announced Tuesday afternoon they have reached …
Wed., April 27, 2011
Editorial: Lowering debt limit strengthens state budget
As legislators in Olympia pore over the operating budget for major cuts, there is one growing expenditure that makes their job tougher: debt service for state capital projects. While the …
Thu., Jan. 27, 2011
Governor’s proposed capital budget leaves off Spokane medical school
OLYMPIA – A new medical school building in Spokane is not on the list of large construction projects being proposed by Gov. Chris Gregoire for the next two years, a …