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Judge rules that Inslee’s transportation budget vetoes exceeded his authority

A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that Gov. Inslee’s 2019 vetoes of provisions in the state’s two-year transportation budget exceeded his constitutional authority. Judge Carol...Read More

Two Washington PUD leaders win national awards

Two Washington State public utility district leaders were presented national awards this week during the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Public Power Connect: Virtual Summit...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña lays out the economic recovery she wants to see in Washington State

Senator Rebecca Saldaña represents the 37th Legislative District. She serves as the Deputy Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. Most recently,...Read More

Olympia’s Intercity Transit to receive $10.5M grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $10.5 million grant award to Intercity Transit in Olympia as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...Read More

Pierce Transit launches ride service for essential workers

Pierce Transit launched a service this week catering to essential workers who are unable to commute due to reduced transit service hours.  The service is...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Jake Fey sounds off on the transportation revenue shortfalls to come

With Washingtonians homebound, the state is seeing the early stages of what will likely be a daunting transportation revenue shortfall. Ferry revenue is down about...Read More

Inslee reduces new spending in supplemental operating budget by $445 million

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 2020 supplemental operating and capital budgets on Friday afternoon, vetoing $445 million in new spending. Since the Legislature approved the...Read More

Senate Bill 5811 moves from Senate floor to House Environment & Energy Committee

More than a month after passing in the Senate, Senate Bill 5811 got its day in the House Environment & Energy Committee for a public...Read More

Morning Wire: Intra-party conflict, Rep. Matt Boehnke, Joshua Collins

We publish this newsletter once a week during the session, featuring some of our reporting and additional links to political conversations and policy discussions taking...Read More

Hobb’s 2020 transportation plan gets public hearing

Senator Steve Hobbs will hold a public hearing on his transportation plan, Forward Washington. Under the plan, a $15 per ton carbon pollution tax would...Read More