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29

Jun

2015

Legislature releases negotiated transportation package

Today at noon the Senate released the negotiated transportation package that is expected to pass out of the legislature by tomorrow.

19

Jun

2015

Transportation negotiations stalled

Representative Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, has been widely quoted in the media that House leadership has temporarily suspended transportation negotiations.

29

May

2015

Legislature passes current law transportation budget

At the very close of the first special session, the Legislature passed a current law transportation budget.

22

May

2015

Please help ensure passage of transportation package

AWC and individual cities have been pushing for nearly three years for the Legislature to pass a comprehensive statewide transportation package.

8

May

2015

What’s happening with negotiations on a statewide transportation package?

We remain optimistic that a comprehensive transportation package will pass this year.

1

May

2015

Legislature passes bill regulating oil trains

The final bill that passed during the regular legislative session was ESHB 1449, establishing requirements for the transport of crude oil.

17

Apr

2015

Both chambers pass oil train bills

Both chambers have passed oil train bills that move them closer together on addressing issues around oil transport.

15

Apr

2015

House releases transportation proposal – Negotiations with Senate set to begin

The House released their transportation proposal on April 13 and it was passed out of the House Transportation Committee the next day.

10

Apr

2015

House version of transportation package expected this week

The House is expected to release their version of a transportation package in the coming days and then, as currently scheduled, it will be passed out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, April 14.

3

Apr

2015

Funding for Transportation Improvement Board at risk

Funding for critical Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) programs are at risk.

20

Mar

2015

Transportation revenue bills get public hearing in the House

The Senate transportation revenue package (ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988) will be heard in the House Transportation Committee on Thursday, March 26, at 3:30 pm.

13

Mar

2015

Sales tax exemption in Senate transportation package would hit local governments hard

As we reported immediately after the Senate passed their transportation package, it came with an unpleasant surprise.

13

Mar

2015

Senate and House oil train bills up for public hearing

Both of the oil train bills passed their chambers of origin and now move over to the opposite chamber where they are both scheduled for public hearings next week.

6

Mar

2015

Updated materials for Senate transportation package

The bills associated with the transportation package went through several changes before final passage in the Senate.

6

Mar

2015

Oil train bill passes House

ESHB 1449, which provides new regulatory requirements for the transport of oil by marine and oil, passed the House on March 5 on a 60-38 vote.
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