Washington State House Democrats


Lawmakers weigh in on fixes for local economy

The group of Democratic legislators representing the 19th and 24th Legislative Districts said Monday they’d like more direction from local leaders looking for a solution to the traffic mess created by growing rail traffic in East Aberdeen.

The lawmakers, Sen. Dean Takko of Longview and Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen from the 19th District, and Reps. Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman of the 24th, said that when the Legislature passed major transportation packages — twice in the past 10 years or so — Grays Harbor didn’t seem ready to coordinate with regional traffic officials to deal with the logistical problems created by the train track corridor at the east entrance to Aberdeen.

The lawmakers came to The Daily World for a wide-ranging discussion with the editorial board.

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