26th District representatives working to secure capital budget funding for community projects

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Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer for Rep. Jesse Young | 360-786-7720

26th District representatives working to secure capital budget funding for community projects

After securing more than $30 million in funding in the capital budget proposal unveiled by the House Wednesday, 26th District Reps. Michelle Caldier and Jesse Young say there's still more work to do.

“This session has been unique in that a large portion of our funding for the capital budget was dedicated before the session began,” said Caldier. “Representative Young and I worked tirelessly to secure more than $30 million in funding for our district in the House capital budget proposal, and will continue to work with Senator Angel to push for additional community projects to be included in the final capital budget.”

The roughly $4 billion capital budget is funded by a combination of state bonds and cash. Capital budget funds are allocated for the building, maintenance and/or renovation of public schools, higher education facilities, state buildings, public lands, parks, and other assets.

“Fighting for our district is something we take seriously,” said Young. “Representative Caldier is a fierce negotiator and I'm proud to have her as a budgeting partner. When you add in Senator Angel, we have a strong team that well understands the need to stand up for our local communities. The fight continues, and we will again deliver!”

The following 26th District projects are included in the 2017-19 House capital budget proposal:

26th LD projects included in the House capital budget proposal

In the 2015-17 biennium, Reps. Caldier and Young worked with Sen. Angel to secure $93 million in capital budget funds for projects in the 26th District, including $46 million for the College Instruction Center at Olympic College.

The 2017-19 House capital budget proposal passed out of the House Capital Budget Committee earlier today. The 2017 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn April 23.

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