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Hearing on Transportation Revenue Package Draws Big Crowd

A hearing on the Senate’s transportation revenue package yesterday brought more than 100 people to the House Transportation Committee. The three hour public comment heard near unanimous support new revenue – with a few changes. “What we heard today is a strong desire for new investments in our transportation system, but not necessarily the way they are laid out in the revenue package before us,” said Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “While we agree on more than we disagree … Continue reading

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Rep. Judy Clibborn’s Email Updates

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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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