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Spin Control transportation package archive

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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

Roundtable: Road projects have big payoff

OLYMPIA – Washington would get a major economic boost by finishing the North Spokane Corridor and some other major road projects worth $7 billion, a state business group said Tuesday. It faces significant costs and problems if the Legislature continues to deadlock over some type...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

WA Lege 2014: The done and the undone 

OLYMPIA – The Legislature closed up shop with seven minutes before its constitutionally mandated midnight stopping time Thursday, ending a short session that was short on expectations, and many would argue, short on accomplishments. After passing an updated operating budget that even supporters said contained...

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OLYMPIA-- Sen. Mark Schoesler, center, discusses what's ahead for the final day of the Legislature at a press conference with Rep. Dan Kristiansen and Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. (Jim Camden)

Transpo package is dead 

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler talks about what will and won't happen during the remainder of the session at a press conference with House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen and Senate Republican Caucus Chairwoman Linda Evans Parlette. OLYMPIA -- Good news for Spokane motorists: You won't...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

Senate majority offers roads package 

OLYMPIA -- The coalition controlling the Senate released a $12 billion transportation package that would raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over three years and finish several major projects, including Spokane's North-South Freeway. They said they have support from 13 of their members -- or...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Transpo package gets hearing today

OLYMPIA – Senate negotiators will begin the push today for a package of new road projects and improved maintenance that could complete the long-discussed North Spokane Corridor and raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over three years. The package of 10 related bills, with a...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 5, 2013

Special session starts Thursday

OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature will meet in a special session starting Thursday to consider a $10 billion transportation package and other legislation Gov. Jay Inslee said is key to landing the manufacturing plant for a new Boeing jetliner. Standing with legislative leaders, Boeing executives...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Transportation hearing moves to CV High

A Senate committee's hearings to let the public suggest what to do about the state's transportation problems are proving so popular that the Spokane session is being moved to a bigger venue. The Transportation Committee's "feedback forum" will be at the Central Valley High School...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

OLYMPIA -- Ava Conner, age 6, joins a rally on the Capitol steps in support of new package of transportation projects and taxes. (Jim Camden)

Supporters of roads package rally 

Ava Conner, 6, accompanied her mother Jennifer to the Capitol for today's rally for a transportation package. OLYMPIA -- Shouts of "Pass it Now" filled the Capitol steps this morning as supporters of a new package of taxes and road projects tried to goad the...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

Some gas tax money for N. Spokane Corridor 

OLYMPIA – A proposal to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 2 cents per year for five years and impose or hike other taxes would provide some $420 million for further work on the North Spokane Corridor. The long-running road construction project – sometimes called...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

Gas tax proposal coming

OLYMPIA -- A major transportation plan will be unveiled Wednesday that features 2-cent per year increases in the state's gasoline tax. The proposal, from House Transportation Committee Chairman Judy Clibborn, will divide the money between new projects and maintenance and eventually raise the state's gas...

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