13th District legislators garner strong capital investments

The Washington State Legislature has adjourned on time and approved a supplemental capital budget for 2020 that includes significant investments for the 13th Legislative District totaling just over $3.7 million. The biennial construction budget for the state was approved last year and this year's new appropriations were made with a combination of available cash and bonding capacity.

“I'm pleased that we were able to work together to bring some additional resources to the district,” said state Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake. “Last year, we made a heavy lift to make needed investments in mental health, housing and education facilities, and this budget reflects those similar priorities and additional needs in communities around our district.”

The state's capital budget is used primarily for construction of community projects and facilities, in addition to parks and recreational investments and higher education institutions.

“The Legislature passed a strong, bipartisan capital budget that provides for the priorities and immediate needs of our state such as mental health and early learning,” said Rep. Tom DentR-Moses Lake. “It also offers funding to much-needed infrastructure improvements and community projects in the 13th District and around the state.”

New funding this supplemental year includes $250,000 for the Crab Creek Trestle Replacement along the Palouse to Cascade Trail, $290,000 for the Grant County Fair Grounds, and $125,000 for an agricultural tourism project in Reardan.

“With a great deal of cooperation and hard work we've produced a solid capital budget spending plan,” said Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy. “I'm glad to have been a part of getting several local projects for our region included in this budget.”

Other funded 13th District projects include:

  • $2 million for the Roslyn Housing Project;
  • $128,000 for the Our Lady of Fatima Community Center in Moses Lake;
  • $100,000 in the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal Infrastructure;
  • $375,000 for the Washington State Horse Park and Covered Arena;
  • $2,463,000 at Central Washington University for security improvements; and
  • $75,000 at Telford Helipad.

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