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News >  Pacific NW

Washington state revenues continue to rise above projections

UPDATED: Wed., June 23, 2021

OLYMPIA – An increase in sales tax revenue that came as people bought more durable goods during the COVID-19 pandemic led to another positive quarterly state revenue forecast Wednesday, with Washington’s economy projected to have about $2.6 billion more that previously assumed through mid-2023.
News >  Washington

New tax credit could cut child poverty in half, but White House and Northwest tribes fear poorest families could miss out

UPDATED: Tue., June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Starting in July, most American families are eligible to receive monthly payments of up to $300 per child that promise to cut child poverty by nearly half, but the White House and Inland Northwest tribes warned Monday that some of the children who need the benefits most could miss out unless their parents sign up through a new website.

News >  Nation

Senate hearing highlights rift between Democrats, Republicans on student-athlete rights

UPDATED: Thu., June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – A week after a Senate panel showed bipartisan agreement on the need to let collegiate athletes earn money while in school, current and former student-athletes and a father who lost his son to a deadly college football practice urged the senators Thursday to expand the scope of a bill to ensure athletes’ rights to health care, quality education and more.
News >  Nation

As high-profile infrastructure talks grind along in Congress, Cantwell-led Senate panel approves separate $78 billion transportation bill

WASHINGTON – While attention at the Capitol remained focused on an uncertain effort to strike a bipartisan deal on new infrastructure spending, on Wednesday the Senate Commerce Committee voted overwhelmingly to approve a five-year, $78 billion transportation bill to boost the federal government’s annual spending on passenger rail, freight transportation, road safety and more.
News >  ID Government

House panel approves $48 million for transport projects in Central, Eastern Washington; none for North Idaho as Fulcher opts out

UPDATED: Mon., June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – A transportation funding bill approved by a House panel Thursday would send roughly $48 million to central and Eastern Washington for road and bridge improvements requested by lawmakers, but a disagreement among House Republicans about the new earmark process means North Idaho won’t see any such federal money.
News >  Nation

Cantwell unveils $78 billion surface transportation bill, including major funding boost for Amtrak, culverts that could aid salmon recovery

UPDATED: Thu., June 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – The leaders of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced a bill Thursday that would authorize $78 billion in federal spending over five years on the nation’s surface transportation systems, including significant increases over previous years’ spending on Amtrak, freight transportation and safety efforts.