Washington State House Democrats


Rep. Reeves Fights for STEM Classrooms, Senior Center in House Capital Budget

OLYMPIA – House leaders unveiled their construction plan for the state yesterday, which covers community and local government projects requested by state agencies and elected lawmakers. Federal Way projects championed by State Representative Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) include the STEM lab classrooms for Saghalie Middle School, the Federal Way Senior Center, and Auburn YMCA among others.

Reeves, who serves on the Capital Budget committee, had the chance to visit several projects in the district during the first few weeks of session and has seen first-hand the impact that these critical investments could have in helping Federal Way and the surrounding region grow strategically.

“We all know that science and technology are where the jobs of the future are and teaching STEM education is how we help our children prepare for the 21st century economy. Having visited the STEM centers in Federal Way schools and talking with students wanting to enter college ready to learn, I am proud of these investments for our kids and in our future,” said Reeves.

House and Senate leaders must negotiate a final capital budget before finalizing and sending to the Governor.


Capital Senate
Saghalie Middle School, Federal Way Public Schools (STEM Education Grants Account)

Grants for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classroom and lab renovations or additions

0 $2,800,000
Highline: Health & Life Sciences Building (CTC Account) 23,272,000 $23,372,000
Marina Bulkhead Rehabilitation & Public Fishing Pier Renovation 2,000,000 0
Auburn Valley YMCA (Youth Recreational Facilities Grant Program) 762,500 $763,000
FUSION Transitional Housing Program/Décor Boutique $500,000 $500,000
Performing Arts and Event Center $1,000,000 $0
Community Center Gateway Project / Auburn Heritage Project
Dash Point State Park Bridge Replacement 582,000 553,000
Weyerhaeuser Land Conservation $250,000
Federal Way Senior Center Kitchen Upgrade 0 $175,000
Safe City Camera Replacement and Expansion 0 $250,000
Algona Community Center 500,000 0
Recovery Place Seattle (Mental Health Package) 2,000,000
Auburn Youth Resources / NEXUS Homelessness Project (Mental Health Package) 500,000
HealthPoint (Dental Clinic Capacity Grants) $900,000