Category Archives: Jake Fey
Keeping our Promises in Transportation Much of the focus during special session has been on the difficult negotiations over the operating budget. However, I have good news to report on another issue I have been working on that is very important to our state: the House and Senate reached an agreement on a maintenance level transportation budget that will continue the work being done on infrastructure projects across our state. The $7.6 billion budget is about $700 million less than … Continue reading
With a bipartisan 74-20 vote, the House of Representatives passed a 2015-17 transportation budget that has been agreed to by the Senate. The maintenance level budget continues the work already in progress on projects across the state. “This budget is about keeping the promises that we made to voters when they approved the last two gas tax increases,” said House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “Almost 90 percent of projects are now complete, and this budget moves us … Continue reading
Please take a few minutes to watch my latest video update, where I discuss the House transportation revenue package and how it will benefit the South Puget Sound region.
House Democrats have released a new plan for transportation revenue and investment, making a handful of changes to the proposal they passed two years ago and setting up a new round of negotiations with the Senate. “A robust, modern transportation system is critical to our economy and our quality of life here in Washington,” said Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “This package will create jobs, combat traffic congestion, and connect the communities of our state together.” “This package builds … Continue reading
With budget negotiations set to begin, I want to share with you the reasons why I think our approach in the House of Representatives is better for the 27th District and our state as a whole: Sustainable responsible budget vs. one-time transfers and budget tricks We have come a long way since the deep cuts the legislature made during the Great Recession. And we have a ways to go. Our budget solves some of our underlying funding issues and invests … Continue reading