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Historic support for broadband in final capital budget Schools, behavioral-health services and housing affordability are also big winners in compromise budget; funds 11 hatchery projects Today the Legislature rolled out its final, agreed-to capital budget for 2021-23. The $6.3 billion bipartisan spending plan would invest a record $413 million toward the expansion of broadband, including $50 million in... Read More...
Senate overwhelmingly approves Honeyford bill to support small schools Today the Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford to help provide school districts serving low-income communities with flexibility in financing their facilities. “We’ve heard the majority talk a lot about equity this session, but one of the areas lacking equity the most is in funding for... Read More...
Senate overwhelmingly approves Honeyford bill to support small schools Today the Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford to help the state’s smallest school districts pay for the modernization of their facilities. “Many of our small rural school districts don’t have a way to get the financing needed to modernize their buildings, which are often in... Read More...
Sen. Jim Honeyford: Water Leadership for Washington Volume 10 Issue 6 July Washington Edition 2019 » Irrigation Leader Irrigation Leader’s cover story this month features Washington State Senator Jim Honeyford, who has long championed water management and infrastructure bills that benefit irrigation districts and water users across his state. Senator Honeyford tells us about the legislation he... Read More...