Category Archives: Judy Clibborn
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
The House Transportation Committee released its proposed transportation budget for the 2013-2015 biennium on Thursday morning. The budget, introduced by Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), allocates about $8.4 billion in state, federal and miscellaneous dollars to capital projects and operating programs. These funds will use existing revenue to support ongoing transportation projects and stabilize funding for state agencies. The budget contains millions in cost-savings that both Democrats and Republicans implemented jointly. Efficiencies include the elimination of less-utilized … Continue reading
Representative Judy Clibborn will co-host two town hall meetings with her seatmate, Representative Marcie Maxwell: When: Saturday, March 16 Where: 10:00 am-11:30 am Hazelwood Elementary School 7100 116th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056 And: 1:30-3:00 pm Discovery Elementary School 2300 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 Why: To discuss legislative priorities and key issues with constituents, listen to their feedback, and answer questions about the current legislative session.