McCabe secures 14th District projects in capital budget

Areas throughout the 14th Legislative District will be seeing some development as a result of the supplemental capital budget passed by the Legislature March 29. Three projects along the gorge and one project in Goldendale received funding:

  • $270,000 for restoration of the Lyle Activity Center;
  • $172,000 for the Skyline Community Meeting Space in White Salmon;
  • $155,000 for improvements to the Goldendale Senior Center; and
  • $1,000 for a central alarm system installation at Mill A School in Cook.

“These projects are so important to our smaller communities throughout the district,” said Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale. “It's rare that we see such an investment in our central and eastern Washington communities in a supplemental budget year, and I am thankful for the hard work of 14th District residents and budget negotiators who made funding for these projects a priority.”

During the 2016 legislative session, lawmakers were tasked with passing supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets. These budgets are adjustments based on the two-year spending plans passed in 2015.

Sometimes referred to as the “bricks and mortar budget,” the capital budget approves money for: the construction and repair of public buildings; for local governments and nonprofit organizations for infrastructure, housing and cultural and heritage facilities; and for other long-term investments, such as land acquisitions and transfers.

The Legislature adjourned for the year March 29.


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