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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Legislators sue Inslee over vetoes in transportation bill

The transportation budget passed unanimously in both houses. In an even rarer show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans from both chambers announced Thursday they will file suit in Thurston County …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Inslee shifts $175M from road projects to culverts

Gov. Jay Inslee adds $175 million to transportation spending on culverts to satisfy a federal court order.


Legislators chose help for schools, colleges and mental help – and the taxes to pay for it

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: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Washington transportation budget has $127 million for Spokane projects

The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:36 a.m.

Spokane area could get $125 million or more for transportation projects

Roads, bridges and transit projects around Spokane County would get about $125 million from state taxpayers over the next two years under similar transportation budgets making their way through the …


Inslee signs transportation budget, won’t comment on main budget progress

Gov. Jay Inslee signs a transportation budget, says lawmakers making “some progress” on operating budget.


Inslee signs $5.1B transportation bill, touts Cheney rail project

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited an old cow pasture near Four Lakes on Thursday to sign the state’s $5.1 billion transportation budget for the next two years. The budget calls …


Transportation compromise bill passes House, heads to Senate

OLYMPIA – The Washington state House of Representatives passed a $5.1 billion transportation budget Wednesday, sending the compromise spending plan to the Senate, which could pass it before the first …


Spin Control: Special session? For Senate leaders, only eyes roll

OLYMPIA – With enough time, things that were once unthinkable can become possible. But maybe not probable. I’m not talking about anything as outrageous as using sarin gas or electing …


Inslee removes funds for Columbia bridge

OLYMPIA – A legislative compromise on a controversial bridge over the Columbia River was sliced out of the state’s $8.8 billion transportation budget Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee, who insisted …


Washington Legislature adjourns without budget

OLYMPIA – For the fourth time in as many years, the Legislature will go into overtime to figure out how to spend the money it collects, and how much it …


House transportation budget passes

OLYMPIA – House Democrats passed a two-year, $8.4 billion spending plan for the state’s highways, bridges, ferries and bus systems on Tuesday, overcoming Republican objections about a controversial bridge over …


Gregoire signs transportation budget

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the state’s 2011-’13 transportation budget Monday and issued a warning to the Legislature to hurry up on other spending plans for the next biennium …


A look at what’s facing legislators in extra session

OLYMPIA – For more than 100 days of a regular session, and for months before that, state leaders worried about and debated over “the budget.” They’re not done. The regular …


House panel won’t put gas tax hike on ballot this year

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will not be asked to raise gas taxes or any other tax related to roads this fall. 2012, however, could be different. As they announced the …


Transportation plan passes

The state Legislature has passed an updated state transportation budget that lawmakers say will bankroll thousands of construction jobs.