McCabe supports bipartisan capital budget plan passed by Legislature

With a strong bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives approved a capital budget spending plan that puts $875 million toward schools and education, including $200 million for class size reduction.
Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, voted in favor of the plan.

“This is a strong, fiscally responsible spending plan that provides needed infrastructure for K-12 education, higher education, correction facilities, provides maintenance and repair where it is needed most, and addresses capacity issues for our mentally ill,” said McCabe. “The Fourteenth and Fifteenth District legislative delegation worked hard to ensure we were able to include other projects from our region in the spending plan.”

Projects from the region in the budget include:

  • Centerville School District, updating the heating system (they are still using radiators);
  • Twin Bridges Museum in Lyle, updating the heating system;
  • Yakima Valley Museum design support for the proposed expansion and reconstruction of the hands-on children's museum center;
  • Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center;
  • Historic Renovation Maryhill Museum, Rep. Norm Johnson was instrumental in making this happen;
  • Perry Technical School; and
  • Veterans Center.

The budget passed the House by a vote of 96-2 and a vote of 44-1 in the Senate. The bond bill for the budget still needs to pass the Senate, but they are expected to take action on the bill before the end of the third special session.



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