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2015 session report for the 28th District

The legislative session ran the longest in state history and resulted in a final, bipartisan budget that makes meaningful investments in education, mental health, and transportation. Because of the improved economy and $425 million in revenue by closing tax loopholes, we funded our public schools, cut college tuition and created up to 244,000 construction jobs without passing new taxes. STATE BUDGET To fulfill a constitutional duty to fund basic education, the legislature came together to put a record $1.3 billion in … Continue reading

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New budgets will bring needed construction projects and jobs to 11th District

OLYMPIA—The $3.9 billion state construction budget and $16 billion transportation plan will bring much-needed improvements and jobs to the 11th Legislative District. “I am proud to get funding for the Sunset Neighborhood Park in the Renton highlands, which will be the centerpiece of renovation for this area,” Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, said. “I am also pleased that we were able to secure over a billion dollars to ensure long overdue work is completed for I-405 though Renton and the … Continue reading

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House passes transportation investment package

$16.1 billion investment will create jobs, reduce congestion OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives has passed a package of bills making significant new investments in Washington’s transportation system, following a deal reached between House and Senate negotiators. “House Democrats have been working for almost three years to pass a transportation package that will provide relief to commuters and help grow our economy,” said House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “With this legislation heading to the Governor’s desk, we are … Continue reading

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Kilduff: State budget invests in public schools, cuts college tuition

OLYMPIA—The new state budget puts a record amount of new funding into our public schools and cuts college tuition without raising new taxes. “This is a budget for the people, not the powerful,” said Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place). “It’s a budget for middle class moms and dads with kids in public schools, for teachers and state employees who’ve gone year after year without a raise and for every college student struggling to pay the astronomical price of tuition. And … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on the transportation revenue package

Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, has issued the following statement regarding the transportation revenue bill that passed out of the legislature early this morning: “Since being elected three years ago I have been working hard to help build a transportation package that can bring our transportation infrastructure into the 21st century. I am pleased that after a decade without significant investment in transportation, I was able to vote yes to pass a transportation revenue package out of the legislature. This measure … Continue reading

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