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Eye On Olympia

And a local look at the capital budget, with links to find other areas’ projects…

Washington legislators are very close to approving tens of millions of dollars in new buildings and other work in the Spokane region.

The capital budget, expected to be approved by Sunday, includes new community college buildings, $4.3 million for a central Spokane YMCA/YWCA, and $350,000 in elevator work at
Spokane's Masonic Temple building.

Washington State University will get $86 million in repairs, renovations and new projects. At its Riverpoint campus in Spokane, $4.3 million in early work will begin on a new biomedical and health sciences building. The Vancouver campus will get a $27 million new technology building.
WSU will also get approval to spend $6.2 million for a new animal health lab and $7.4 million for work on a new biomedical sciences building in Pullman.

Eastern Washington University is in line for $50.5 million, including $5.5 million for its Riverpoint Center, nearly $27 million to remodel Patterson Hall.

Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College will each get about $40 million for buildings, including a new technical education building and a chemistry and life science building. Also included: $13.8 milion to renovate SFCC's Music Building 15, and $9.7 million for work on SCC's Building 7.

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture stands to get $1.9 million in repairs and upgrades.

The Spokane Neighborhood Action Program will get $79,000 for its Riverwalk Point Community Building.

Airway Heights will get $1 million from the construction budget for its water treatment plant.

The Spokane County Courthouse will get $500,000 for restoration work on its historic features.
Colfax's McDonald Park will get nearly $40,000 in lighting work, and Palouse will get $12,000 in work on its city park.

Spokane will get $530,000 for work on its historic Iron Bridge. The county Parks and Recreation Department will get nearly $200,000 to realign Centennial Trail at Gateway Park, as well as $1.7 million to buy land at Antoine Peak.

Can't find something you care about on this list? Here's where to find the budget documents. (Timesaver: start with the budget summary, and save yourself a lot of time by using the search function on Adobe.)

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.