Capital Budget

Hurst: New construction budget is a big win for 31st District

June 30, 2015 - Rep. Christopher Hurst

Legislative news from Rep. Christopher Hurst, ID-Enumclaw (31st Legislative District) June 30, 2015 House passes $3.9 billion construction budget, funds local projects OLYMPIA – Rep. Christopher Hurst (ID-Enumclaw) said the state’s new $3.9 billion construction budget is the best for the 31st District in years. “These projects will help our communities and provide construction jobs for local companies and workers,” Hurst said. “This construction budget makes major investments in our infrastructure and our future. It puts people to work today, … Continue reading

We can do better for taxpayers and the State Patrol

June 25, 2015 - Rep. Hans Dunshee

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 - Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for April 17, 2015

Dear Neighbors, We are in the 14th week of session and have passed the deadline for policy bills to pass out of the opposite house.  I’m pleased that my bills that were heard in the Senate have been passed. In addition to negotiations on the Operating budget and Capital budget, work is being done on Transportation.  We have passed our House Transportation Revenue Package that would make important investments in our community including work on SR 167/SR 405 and SR … Continue reading

House passes capital budget to build classrooms, create thousand of jobs

April 5, 2015 - Rep. Derek Stanford

Democrats and Republicans in the House united behind a 96-2 vote for a capital budget that would put billions of dollars to work for construction projects, with most of that construction focused on education and higher education. “Our bipartisan capital budget makes real investments in the future of our state,” said Rep. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell), vice chair of the House Capital Budget Committee. “The capital budget is about more than construction projects — it’s about thousands of jobs for … Continue reading

Legislative update: Fully funding our public schools

April 3, 2015 - Rep. Christine Kilduff

Legislative update: Fully funding our public schools

Every child deserves a chance. That’s what I believe, and that’s what our state constitution says. It’s the paramount duty of the state to provide every child with a basic education. Yet years of budget cuts have our public schools and universities struggling. This year, we have a chance to change that. House Democrats voted on a budget plan that would boost spending in public schools by 21 percent. Not only is this our constitutional duty, according to the state … Continue reading

House passes $3.7 billion construction budget

April 3, 2015 - Rep. Hans Dunshee

House passes $3.7 billion construction budget

Builds schools, colleges, mental health facilities OLYMPIA – Democrats and Republicans in the House united behind a capital budget that would put billions of dollars to work for construction projects, with most of that construction focused on education and higher education. “This will build classrooms for kids and computer labs for universities,” said Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish), chair of the Capital Budget Committee. “It will also create thousands of jobs for men and women in hard hats while fixing parks … Continue reading

State capital budget invests $2 million in Federal Way Performing Arts and Conference Center

April 2, 2015 - Washington House Democrats

A statement from Rep. Carol Gregory (D-Federal Way, 30th district) “I want to publicly thank Chair Hans Dunshee and my fellow lawmakers who serve on the House Capital Budget Committee for including a key investment of $2 million in Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Conference Center. “Our city and our region are growing and thriving, economically, culturally and recreationally.  When completed, the PACC will give Federal Way and our neighboring communities in south King County a brand-new landmark that will contribute … Continue reading

House capital budget makes important investments in Seattle communities

March 27, 2015 - Washington House Democrats

OLYMPIA – House Democrats released a capital budget on Friday that will make important investments in communities throughout Seattle. The following is a joint statement from Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton who represent the 36th Legislative District: “Today, the Washington House Democrats introduced a capital budget that will reinvest in the future of Washington. This plan includes invaluable school construction projects that will build a better Washington for our children. “We are proud to announce that this budget includes … Continue reading

A Message from Marcus – Video Update: Creating Jobs, Building Communities

February 26, 2015 - Rep. Marcus Riccelli

Hello from Olympia! We’re in the middle of fiscal cut-off week, the deadline for most bills to pass out of their budget committees in order to be considered this legislative session. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Capital Budget and some of the infrastructure investments I’m trying to bring home to the 3rd District. Click on the picture above to watch a video about the projects we’re working on. The capital budget creates jobs and builds infrastructure that lays … Continue reading

Rep. Jim Moeller Weekly E-Newsletter – The Capital budget

February 11, 2015 - Rep. Jim Moeller

Rep. Jim Moeller Weekly E-Newsletter – The Capital budget

Hi Folks, As you probably know, our state has 3 major budgets: The Transportation budget, the Capital budget, and the Operating budget. Last week we talked about the Transportation budget.   This week I wanted to speak with you about the Capital budget. The Capital budget includes funding for the construction and repair of state buildings, colleges, universities, parks, schools, housing for low-income and disabled persons, and services for low income seniors. In our district, previous Capital budgets have helped to … Continue reading

First day of the 2015 session: How can we build a better Washington?

January 12, 2015 - Rep. Hans Dunshee

First day of the 2015 session: How can we build a better Washington?

Dunshee bill would put $700 million toward building schools

February 27, 2014 - Rep. Hans Dunshee

Dunshee bill would put $700 million toward building schools

Here’s more about the bipartisan Dunshee-MacEwen legislation, House Bill 2797. Front-page story in The News Tribune by Brad Shannon: State lawmakers consider borrowing against Lottery to build schools Radio story on Dunshee-MacEwen plan to build schools: State House announces $700-million bipartisan school-construction plan Capitol Record: Lottery money would back $700M bonds for school construction in House proposal HDC Advance: Just now: Capital budget committee unanimously passes school construction plan Dunshee-MacEwen release on school construction plan: Bipartisan school construction initiative introduced … Continue reading

Just now: Capital budget committee unanimously passes school construction plan

February 27, 2014 - Washington House Democrats

Just now: Capital budget committee unanimously passes school construction plan

“Kids need classrooms.” That’s how Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish) explains House Bill 2797, supported by Republicans and Democrats, which just passed out of the Capital Budget Committee a few minutes ago. The legislation would create thousands of jobs while building the classrooms they need to meet the McCleary decision. “The class rooms have to be in place before the kids and teachers show up in 2017,” said Dunshee, chair of the Capital Budget Committee. “So there is urgency to start … Continue reading

Bothell’s Crossroads Project newly aligned road opened today

August 12, 2013 - Rep. Luis Moscoso

Bothell’s Crossroads Project newly aligned road opened today

Rep. Luis Moscoso joined Bothell City officials today at 4:30 a.m. for the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new State Route 522.  Known as “Crossroads,” this $60 million project is the largest investment in the city’s history. The project will increase safety and improve capacity for the 46,000 vehicles that pass through that intersection daily. 

New construction budget – what’s getting built in your backyard?

July 9, 2013 - Washington House Democrats

New construction budget – what’s getting built in your backyard?

In the Bad Old Days, the only way to find out about the state’s new construction budget was by (1) driving — or riding a horse – down to Olympia and (2) somehow getting your hands on a copy of the actual legislation, then (3) reading hundreds of pages of thick legalese and (4) figuring out whether the budget funded projects you cared about, maybe in your county or neighborhood. You had to be a combination of lawyer and lobbyist … Continue reading

Pollet: Help on way for overcrowded Northeast Seattle schools

July 1, 2013 - Rep. Gerry Pollet

“Washington’s updated capital budget includes much-needed funds to help ease severe overcrowding in Northeast Seattle schools,” state Rep. Gerry Pollet said today about the 2013-2015 biennial-construction budget passed in the closing hours of the special legislative session. “Some of our youngest students are being taught to read on stages in cafeterias,” Pollet pointed out. “Frankly, it’s nothing short of scandalous that we have first-graders in portables without bathrooms — even as enrollment north of the Ship Canal is growing every … Continue reading

Construction budget creates 36,000 jobs to build a better Washington

June 29, 2013 - Washington House Democrats

Construction budget creates 36,000 jobs to build a better Washington

The state’s new capital budget will build things like elementary schools, parks and college science labs – while creating 33,000 private jobs in the struggling construction sector. “Our population is growing because Washington is a great place to live,” said Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish), Capital Budget chair. “That means more kids need schools, more families need parks and more college kids need lecture halls and dorms. Building those things creates jobs today and jobs tomorrow.” Earlier in the session, the … Continue reading

Employment up in Washington, but new investments necessary to sustain economic growth

June 21, 2013 - Washington House Democrats

Employment up in Washington, but new investments necessary to sustain economic growth

Families across Washington who have been struggling since the recession began have another reason to be hopeful this week, as new employment figures show that our state’s job market continues to trend upward. According to the Employment Security Department, Washington added an estimated 4,100 jobs last month, dropping our state’s unemployment rate to 6.8 percent. That’s down from April’s rate of 7 percent, well below the national average of 7.6 percent. Economists note that our unemployment rate has fallen by … Continue reading

Rep. Sam Hunt’s Electronic Newsletter – April 12, 2013

April 15, 2013 - Rep. Sam Hunt

In this edition: House Operating Budget proposal House Capital Budget proposal Tax reform and tax fairness  Mental health services     Olympia Office 438B Legislative Building PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504 Phone (360) 786-7992 1-800-562-6000 toll free hotline Email sam.hunt@leg.wa.gov Website My home page Today we passed the House version of the operating budget. Next week will see passage of our versions of the capital budget and transportation budgets. Then lots of negotiating will begin! With a little over two weeks remaining in the … Continue reading

House passes Riccelli’s taxpayer transparency bill

March 5, 2013 - Rep. Marcus Riccelli

House passes Riccelli’s taxpayer transparency bill

A measure to increase transparency for taxpayers and ensure government accountability in how state dollars are spent cleared the state House today on a 96-0 unanimous vote.  It was a top priority for state Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D – Spokane), who sponsored the bill. “Millions of dollars fund capital and transportation projects in all 39 of our state’s counties,” Riccelli said.  “These projects create jobs, make our communities safer, and improve our quality of life. But the public has no … Continue reading

Riccelli wants taxpayers to know where their money goes

February 7, 2013 - Rep. Marcus Riccelli

Riccelli wants taxpayers to know where their money goes

Each year, millions of dollars flow from state coffers to fund capital and transportation projects in every single county.  These projects create jobs while improving the infrastructure of Washington’s communities.  But these public investments aren’t always easily visible to the public, and one legislator is seeking to change that. Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D – Spokane), has introduced legislation to increase transparency for taxpayers and ensure government accountability in how state dollars are spent.  His bill, HB 1733, would increase the … Continue reading

Rep. Riccelli talks jobs on TVW’s “Inside Olympia”

February 1, 2013 - Rep. Marcus Riccelli

Rep. Marcus Riccelli, the freshman representative from the 3rd Legislative District, was featured this week on TVW’s show “Inside Olympia.”  In the following two-minute clip, he talks about one of his top priorities for the 2013 session, which is job creation in the Spokane area. You can view the entire half-hour segment here.

Dunshee picked to lead jobs effort again

December 11, 2012 - Rep. Hans Dunshee

Will chair committee that controls state construction budget After creating 20,000 jobs statewide – including 1,700 in Snohomish County – House Democrats elected Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish) once again to continue that effort as chair the Capital Budget Committee. “We’re not out of this downturn yet, and the way to strengthen families and communities is to focus on jobs,” Dunshee said of his role as chair of the committee that controls the state’s construction budget. “That is what I will … Continue reading

House construction budget creates 22,000 jobs

February 21, 2012 - bergstromg

House construction budget creates 22,000 jobs

Jobs Now, Jobs Tomorrow OLYMPIA – The construction budget unveiled by the House of Representatives would use innovative methods to create an estimated 22,297 jobs. “This is about putting people back to work in a hurry,” said Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish), chair of the Capital Budget Committee. “If we act quickly, people can get back to work during the spring construction season, we can also build the foundation of the economy of tomorrow.” The budget is built to create the … Continue reading

Moscoso secures funding for Bothell Crossroads Project

May 25, 2011 - nietol

OLYMPIA –On the last day of the special session, the House of Representatives passed HB 1497, the 2011-13 capital budget, which provides funding for infrastructure projects such as parks, wastewater treatment plants, community centers and school construction. The capital budget, which passed the House on a unanimous vote, restores $8 million for the low-interest Public Assistance Loan for the Bothell SR 522 Crossroads Project. “It took a while, but I’m very glad we managed to get that project back in … Continue reading

Washington White Board – How the state budget process works

March 2, 2011 - mcvicara