Virtual Conversation | Recapping the 2021 Session: Legislative Republicans, May 18, 2021 Register

Infrastructure

Breakdown of American Rescue Plan funding going to Washington public housing authorities

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed by Congress in March will send nearly $28 million in housing relief to public housing authorities (PHAs) across...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Marilyn Strickland on how Congress can help localities build more housing near transit

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) announced this month that she is cosponsoring an updated version of H.R.2483, the Build More Housing Near Transit Act, to incentivize...Read More

OFM sends letter to Hobbs outlining “areas of concern” in transportation package

David Schumacher, Director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM), sent a letter to Sen. Steve Hobbs (D – Lake Stevens) indicating which provisions in...Read More

Access to billions in federal funding a key distinction between broadband bills

Bob Hunter has been at the Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) for 35 years, and he knows when to strike while the iron is hot....Read More

How the Senate transportation budget makes use of federal funds

The Senate passes their 2021-23 Transportation Budget, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs (D – Lake Stevens) in a unanimous vote Monday. The budget makes use of...Read More

Braun on transportation proposals from King and Senate Freedom Caucus: “I appreciate the work they’re both doing.”

The Senate Freedom Caucus unveiled their transportation-funding proposal this week, a response to different proposals put forward by Democrats as well as the lead Republican...Read More

Sen. Hobbs is trying to lift pause on highway projects in in his district

Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) says he is working with the governor’s office to lift the temporary pause on three highway projects in Snohomish County....Read More

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