Stories tagged: transportation budget
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
State lawmakers looking to trim some $478 million from the transportation budget during 2020 session.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Washington may see a slowing economy in the next few years, but a recession does not appear to be on the horizon, the state’s economist told legislative leaders Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
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
Gov. Jay Inslee adds $175 million to transportation spending on culverts to satisfy a federal court order.
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: Tue., May 16, 2017
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
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 …
Fri., March 25, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee signs a transportation budget, says lawmakers making “some progress” on operating budget.
Fri., June 12, 2015
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 …
Thu., May 28, 2015
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 …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2013
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 …
Tue., May 21, 2013
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 …
Mon., April 29, 2013
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 …
Wed., April 17, 2013
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 …
Tue., May 17, 2011
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 …
Sun., April 24, 2011
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 …
Tue., March 22, 2011
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 …
Wed., March 10, 2010
The state Legislature has passed an updated state transportation budget that lawmakers say will bankroll thousands of construction jobs.