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Rep. Morris lauds newer, safer ferry M/V Samish as it takes its place in WSF fleet

His 12-year effort helped make three new 144-car ferries a reality ANACORTES – M/V Samish, the state’s newest 144-vehicle ferry, will take its place in the Washington State Ferries fleet at a ceremony on Wed., May 20, at the Anacortes ferry landing. Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) has been a driving force in advocating for funding on the Olympic Class ferries like the Samish. “It’s been more than 12 years of advocating for new ferries, securing funding after passage of … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Special Session, Transportation and the Budget

Special Session and the Budget We are half way through the 30-day special session.  I had great hopes of finishing our work during the regular session without having to go into overtime.  Getting the Senate to the negotiating table, however, has been challenging. As a result, much work remains to be done, including fully and fairly funding our schools, fixing our broken mental health system and making sure we have a robust transportation infrastructure that grows our economy. As the … Continue reading

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Seattle Waterfront Loop study funded in House Transportation plan

Four bus routes in 36th District carrying nearly 11 million riders a year also included OLYMPIA – The House Transportation committee approved a revenue package last night that includes $500,000 for the Seattle Waterfront Loop Feasibility Study, a project championed by Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard). The waterfront loop study would finalize the design of a fully contiguous loop from Shilshole Bay Marina to West Seattle. “A vibrant waterfront is key to a growing economy and connecting communities in Seattle,” said … Continue reading

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Seattle Times Article – State Dems, GOP not far apart on transportation plan

State Dems, GOP not far apart on transportation plan Originally published April 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm Updated April 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm State House Democrats released a transportation plan Monday that is similar to the Republican proposal that already passed the Senate, funding projects with an 11.7-cent boost in the gas tax. “This project list is not all that different from what we had passed out of the House in 2013,” said Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle. By Joseph … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris praises 40th district projects in House transportation proposal

OLYMPIA – Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) said the transportation revenue proposal unveiled by the House Transportation Committee today recognizes the vital project needs in the 40th legislative district. In total, the revenue proposal includes $39.9 million for seven projects in the district. “I’m pleased to see many of the transportation needs in the 40th district are being addressed in the House revenue package,” Morris said. “I’m particularly glad to see $3.5 million set aside for the Guemes Channel Trail. … Continue reading

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