OLYMPIA—Last night, just minutes after receiving the bill unanimously approved by the Senate, the House of Representatives passed the $4.18 billion-investment capital budget on a 95-1 vote and immediately sent it to the governor.
SB 6090 invests money to help school districts reduce K-3 class sizes, as well as projects at colleges and universities, community centers, and many other investments across the state in buying, building and repairing infrastructure.
In all, the budget will generate an estimated 75,000 jobs in construction, engineering and natural resources over the next four years.
“This construction budget will help create desperately needed affordable housing, which is a particular problem here in Snohomish County,” said Rep. June Robinson, D-Everett. “And it will build a record $1 billion in new public schools and more than $800 million in new facilities at our colleges and universities.”
“Having finally reached an agreement to pass this budget means immediate jobs in every corner of the state, increasing much needed school capacity, and growing our economy,” said Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett. “These are the type of investments that bring tangible improvements to our communities and enrich the quality of life for working families in our state.”
The capital budget pays for schools, parks, community centers, clean air and water systems, corrections facilities, hospitals, clinics, housing and higher education facilities, among others.
|Capital Budget Projects in the 38th Legislative District|
|Department of Commerce|
|2017-19 Building Communities Fund Grant – Colby Ave Youth Center||$635,000|
|2017-19 Youth Recreational Facilities Grant Program – Colby Ave Youth Center||$438,000|
|2018 Local and Community Projects – Cocoon House||$1,000,000|
|2018 Local and Community Projects – Ebey Waterfront Trail||$1,000,000|
|2018 Local and Community Projects – HopeWorks TOD Center||$2,160,000|
|Department of Social and Health Services|
|Special Commitment Center – New Capacity||$500,000|
|Everett Pathways to Medical Education||$2,000,000|
|Department of Ecology|
|2015-17 Clean Up Toxic Sites – Puget Sound – Viola Oursler Park||$929,000|
|2015-17 Clean Up Toxic Sites – Puget Sound – Wiggums Park||$312,000|
|ASARCO Cleanup – Everett Smelter Plume||$4,737,000|
|Recreation and Conservation Funding Board|
|2017-19 WWRP Grants – Olympic View Park||$500,000|
|2017-19 WWRP Grants – Phil Johnson Ball Fields||$500,000|
|Community & Technical College System|
|Repairs, Maintenance, and Minor Works at Everett Community College||$3,773,000|
|Total 38th Legislative District||$18,484,000|