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Special Session Begins: An Update from Rep. Moeller

Friends, I know you are all aware that we are in a “Special Session.” Unfortunately, the House and the Senate Republicans could not come to consensus regarding the budget. The Senate’s version of negotiating is to point fingers and refuse to come to the table willing to make a serious effort to resolve our differences. Frankly, Democrats are not willing to cut $75 million out of the State Need Grant, nor are we willing to drain the education and prevention … Continue reading

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Transportation budgets and proposals: An update from Rep. Moeller

Keeping our Promises in Transportation The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, maintenance-level transportation budget that continues the work already in progress on projects across the state. The $7.7 billion budget is about $700 million less than last biennium, largely due to less infrastructure being built. Although less revenue is being brought in, fewer ongoing projects allows for a bit of additional spending in new areas. New allocations included more for bridge maintenance and preservation, as well as funding compensation … Continue reading

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Legislative Update from Rep. Jim Moeller

Newspapers across the state agree: Senate budget is WRONG for Washington (Click the image above to share on Facebook!) In the last week, as we have been reading and detailing the problems with the Republican-led Senate budget, newspapers across the state have been doing the same thing. There are a number of major problems with the Republican proposal, starting with its reliance on budget gimmicks and one-time fund transfers while claiming to be a balanced and sustainable budget. According to … Continue reading

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Rep. Moeller Legislative Update: House and Senate budget comparisons

Hi folks, In the last few weeks I’ve shared with you information about the three separate budgets the Legislature passes: the Operating budget, the Capital budget and the Transportation budget. The House has passed two of these budgets, the Capital and the Operating budgets. The Capital budget provides funds for local projects, like food banks and parks. I am very excited about the projects from the 49th District that were included this year. We received funds to create a Clark … Continue reading

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Rep. Jim Moeller Statement on House Budget Proposal

“I believe strongly in a Washington that looks toward the future. This is a state that should be able to meet its constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education, which should be able to help those who are ill and in need of care, keeps taxes low and keeps the path to prosperity clear and free of roadblocks. Unfortunately, that is not the Washington we live in today. For years we have suffered from an unfair tax structure that places … Continue reading

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