The Session is Over And Now Yakima Reaps The Benefits
The Washington State Legislative session ended Thursday and local lawmakers say they're pleased with the work they accomplished in helping to fund many projects and services in the Yakima Valley and around the region.
Money will soon be on the way to the Yakima Valley
A press release says the 14th District team of Sen. Curtis King and Rep. Gina Mosbrucker and Rep. Chris Corry are applauding the new two-year state supplemental capital budget approved by the Legislature this week for including many projects located in their district.
"I am very pleased with the level of funding that has been provided to the projects in our district that are included in the capital budget. These projects will help our district for years to come. Representatives Corry and Mosbrucker and I met during the session to make sure these projects were in the capital budget. It was good teamwork," says King, R-Yakima.
Lawmakers say the projects were diverse and help many in the community
"I appreciate the project requests we received, and I am honored to help bring this funding home to our district," says Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale. "It's a very diverse list of local projects that will receive capital budget funding, from a behavioral health/substance abuse facility, a new animal shelter, bridge repair, cold storage for a food bank, a new community swimming pool, and more, all of which are important to our area. I am grateful to my seatmates, Senator King and Representative Corry, in this collaborative effort to create jobs, improve infrastructure, and strengthen our communities throughout the 14th District."
"It was a pleasure working with Senator Curtis King and Representative Gina Mosbrucker to ensure that 14th District projects made it across the finish line and into this capital budget," said Corry, R-Yakima. "Our district did well in Olympia's capital budget process. The capital budget, a largely bipartisan spending plan, invests taxpayer dollars on local infrastructure. These projects will serve our communities, individuals and working families for generations to come."
Check out the projects funded in the Yakima area this session
The 14th District local and community projects funded in the supplemental capital budget:
Northwest Harvest food bank in Yakima - $3.2 million
Comprehensive Health Care's Goldendale facility - $1.03 million
Martin Luther King Jr. Park Community Pool in Yakima - $1 million
Klickitat County Animal Shelter in Goldendale - $670,000
Klickitat Wildlife Area Simcoe Fencing - $450,000
Rock Creek Bridge replacement - $400,000
Steep Creek Bridge replacement - $400,000
Town of Naches Mobile Stage - $250,000
YR-26 Jones Bridge replacement - $150,000
Yakima Valley Trolleys Bucket Truck in Yakima - $70,000
Naches rearing pond - $50,000
Yakima County Fire District 12 in Yakima - $10,000
The House voted 98-0 to pass the final version of the capital budget (Senate Bill 5651) Tuesday night. The Senate approved it 49-0 on Wednesday. The capital budget now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for consideration.