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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Eye On Olympia

House Construction Proposal: Lots Less for the Inland Northwest…

House Democrats on Friday proposed $2.4 billion in construction projects around the state. Housing, education and the University of Washington all fared well in the plan.
But several Spokane-area projects -- a new crime lab, an armory, the Chewelah Peak Environmental Center, the Fox Theater and WSU among them -- fared worse than in a competing Senate plan. In some cases, much worse. The House budget includes NO money for the crime lab, armory, or learning center, for example.
Want to see how your pet project fared? Here's a comparison of the three proposals, one from Gov. Gary Locke, one from House Democrats, and one from the Senate: click here

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