Category Archives: Judy Clibborn
House Democrats released their 2014 supplemental transportation budget Thursday morning, proposing minor changes to the biennial budget established last year. “The health of our economy is directly linked to our transportation system,” said House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “This supplemental budget is full of small, but meaningful, changes that will help us support our existing transportation infrastructure and plan for the years ahead.” The majority of the changes aim to address issues of immediate need. $12.9 million … Continue reading
House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) has issued the following statement in response to the most recent transportation revenue package proposal released by Senator King: “The House and Senate made significant progress towards a bipartisan transportation investment package last year. Unfortunately this new proposal discards many items we agreed upon and puts new, ideological ideas on the table. Countless hours of negotiations have been undone and we are left more distant than we were when the year ended. “Furthermore, … Continue reading
The Joint Transportation Committee met Wednesday at Sound Transit’s Union Station to hear testimony on the status of Washington’s ports and transportation systems, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing both entities. “We heard today from industry leaders of all stripes about the importance of being able to move their goods quickly and efficiently, both across the state and to markets overseas,” said House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “Washington’s short- and long-term economic competitiveness rests on our … Continue reading
The House of Representatives has approved House Bill 1954 and House Bill 1955, which would fund $10.3 billion in transportation projects and programs while creating as many as 100,000 jobs across the state. “From the child going to school each day to the farmer whose crops travel through our ports to markets abroad, the Connecting Washington package is about the infrastructure and jobs that will move Washington forward,” said Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island).
After substantive discussions with members of both parties, a revised transportation investment package incorporating input from legislative leaders and the Governor’s office was unveiled Tuesday. The proposal has an increased emphasis on reform and targets the most immediate project needs to help Washington businesses. At $8.4 billion, the revised Connecting Washington package is $1.4 billion less than the original proposal released earlier this session. Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) one of the authors of the package says that changes focus … Continue reading