Category Archives: Judy Clibborn

House Releases Updated Transportation Revenue Package

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

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House Passes Maintenance Transportation Budget

With a bipartisan 78-19 vote, the House of Representatives passed a no new taxes transportation budget that 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 forward by continuing work on the few that remain.” … Continue reading

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Hearing on Transportation Revenue Package Draws Big Crowd

A hearing on the Senate’s transportation revenue package yesterday brought more than 100 people to the House Transportation Committee. The three hour public comment heard near unanimous support new revenue – with a few changes. “What we heard today is a strong desire for new investments in our transportation system, but not necessarily the way they are laid out in the revenue package before us,” said Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “While we agree on more than we disagree … Continue reading

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Bill to strategically position Puget Sound ports for global economic competition clears House

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives approved a bill today by a vote of 96-2 that would allow the ports of Seattle and Tacoma to create a collaborative partnership for certain maritime operations. “Our state laws governing ports were written over a century ago when competition was largely between Washington’s port districts,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “Times have changed dramatically since then. This bill will allow our ports to better compete in a 21st Century … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Judy Clibborn on the Senate Transportation Package

Monday, March 02, 2015 Statement from Rep. Judy Clibborn on the Senate Transportation Package House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) has issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of a transportation revenue package: “I am excited that negotiations can resume in earnest now that the Senate has passed their transportation revenue package proposal. It is a significant step forward that has been two years in the making, and I commend them for acknowledging the critical need … Continue reading

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