Capital Budget

Senate capital budget would provide unprecedented support for broadband Schools, behavioral-health services and housing affordability are also big winners in Senate plan Today the Senate released a bipartisan capital budget plan that would dedicate an unprecedented $490 million toward expansion of broadband, especially in rural areas, along with $406 million toward behavioral-health services and $315 million for affordable housing... Read More...
Honeyford bill to support small schools approved by House Today the state House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford to help the state’s 150 smallest school districts pay for the modernization of their facilities. “This is great news for our students who are in small districts that struggle to pass bonds and levies and... Read More...
Capital budget clears legislature in early morning hours The negotiated version of the new two-year state capital budget was approved by the Legislature in the early morning hours on the final day of the 2019 legislative session. State Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, who serves as the ranking Republican for the capital budget, heralded the significant investments around the... Read More...
Trio of Honeyford-sponsored bills survive key legislative deadline Bills now before budget committees address issues ranging from school construction grants and water access to food safety and aviation revitalization Three measures sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, survived the Legislature’s Friday deadline for bills to advance from policy committees in the Senate. They join another three Honeyford bills... Read More...
Hard-fought Hirst compromise reached for rural Washington Capital budget approved; provides unprecedented support for education After nearly a year of negotiations, Sen. Judy Warnick, former chair of the Senate’s water-related committee and lead negotiator on the bill to fix the flawed Hirst court decision, believes the compromise deal reached this week by Senate and House negotiators will... Read More...
Senate capital budget would provide unprecedented support for education Water needs, mental-health services and natural resources are also big winners in Senate plan Today the Senate released a bipartisan, capital budget plan that would dedicate a record $1.1 billion toward school construction. Senate Bill 5086 appropriates $2.53 billion in bonds and $1.46 billion in cash for the 2017-19 biennium... Read More...
Honeyford is first to receive new CWU alumni award In a ceremony May 1, Sen. Jim Honeyford received the first-ever College of the Sciences Alumni of the Year award for Social Sciences from Central Washington University. The award recognizes Honeyford’s ongoing passion and interest in CWU as well as his work as chair of the Senate capital budget to... Read More...
Comcast Newsmakers with Sen. Jim Honeyford Comcast Newsmakers Western Washington is hosted by Sabrina Register. In this edition, Sabrina interviews Senator Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, and chair of the Senate Capital Budget Committee, about school construction, school safety and the 2013 legislative session. Read More...