Category Archives: Judy Clibborn

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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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 newest transportation package proposal from Senators King and Hobbs: “I am encouraged by the new bipartisan proposal from Senators King and Hobbs. We must take action this session to build a better transportation system for our state, and this is an important first step towards that goal. It is only one step however – the legislation must still pass the Senate before bicameral negotiations … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Judy Clibborn on SB 5646

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Statement from Rep. Judy Clibborn on SB 5646 House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) has issued the following statement with regards to legislation introduced to cease all construction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement. “I share the concerns voiced by Governor Inslee and Senator King – the bill to halt the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement is a distraction from the very real and important work being done to improve our transportation system. With an intent … Continue reading

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