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Transportation budgets and proposals: An update from Rep. Moeller

Keeping our Promises in Transportation The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, maintenance-level transportation budget that continues the work already in progress on projects across the state. The $7.7 billion budget is about $700 million less than last biennium, largely due to less infrastructure being built. Although less revenue is being brought in, fewer ongoing projects allows for a bit of additional spending in new areas. New allocations included more for bridge maintenance and preservation, as well as funding compensation … Continue reading

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

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared information with you about 2 of the 3 state budgets: The Transportation and the Capital budgets. Today I want to tell you a little about the 3rd state budget, the Operating budget. The Operating budget includes funding for the general day-to-day operating expenses of state agencies, colleges and universities, and the public schools. Allotments to school districts, leases, goods and services, employee salaries and benefits, and medical assistance payments are typical operating expenses. … Continue reading

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Legislative Update from Rep. Moeller

Transportation House Democrats led the way last biennium by passing a transportation package that would have built much-needed infrastructure, reduced traffic congestion, and repaired crumbling roads and bridges. As Gov. Jay Inslee said, “…traffic gridlock is so bad now, people are reading War and Peace while they’re stuck on I-5.” A transportation package would help fix that gridlock while creating jobs and giving more options for those who can’t afford a car. Also, it would have funded projects in our … Continue reading

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Rep. Jim Moeller’s Email Updates

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Rep. Jim Moeller laments lack of CRC funding in Oregon budget

From The Columbian: “The Oregon Legislature adjourned Friday without any action on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, prompting state leaders to say they’ll close down the controversial megaproject this spring.” A statement from Rep. Jim Moeller, (D-Vancouver): “I am terribly disappointed that funding for the crucial Columbia River Crossing project did not materialize in the Oregon state transportation budget. “Quite frankly, this political-inaction will hurt both states — and particularly Clark County and my district especially for decades to … Continue reading

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