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Rep. Clibborn, state leaders gear up for transportation bus tour

State transportation leaders will travel by bus to see firsthand key rail-centered projects and attend briefings by state and local officials, following a June 17 joint transportation meeting in Spokane. “We’re going to be touring many small communities whose focus is rail. The goods they move by freight have a huge impact on Washington’s economy. I’m looking forward to meeting with local officials to find out what we can do in Olympia to ensure they can get things to market … Continue reading

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Governor Inslee signs Supplemental Transportation Budget

Accompanied by House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-41) and local 4th graders from Centennial Elementary, Governor Jay Inslee signed the 2014 Supplemental Transportation Budget into law. The budget, SB 6001, is a no new taxes budget that continues construction of the projects that were promised in the 2003 and 2005 transportation packages and protects the 47,000-plus jobs that are tied to those projects over the biennium. It will help ensure Washingtonians can get from A to B getting stuck in … Continue reading

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Transportation hearing highlights challenges to economic competitiveness

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

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House passes transportation revenue package

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). 

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Revised Transportation Package Released

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

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