Stories tagged: capital budget
Sun., May 5, 2019
If governing is about choosing, the Legislature made hundreds of choices by what they passed, and more than a thousand by what they didn’t pass.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019
House capital construction budget has nearly $112 million for projects in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018
The Legislature set aside money for a cleaning of the Capitol dome, but Gov. Jay Inslee nixed a plan to allow visitors up to the top.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
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
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
Those who are annoyed need to speak up and let legislators know adjourning before getting the job done is unacceptable.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
House and Senate capital construction budgets both set aside money for a new science center at Eastern Washington University.
Sun., June 30, 2013
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
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
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
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
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 …