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This year’s legislative session in Olympia reached the half-way point this week. Although lawmakers have passed the so-called “fiscal cutoff” for bills – getting legislation that has fiscal impacts out of committee – we haven’t heard a lot of talk about budgets yet.

2019 is a biennium year – a longer, 105-day session in which lawmakers must pass three, two-year budgets for the state – operating, transportation and capital.

Dan Langager reports on a local request to help fund sewer expansion.


Photo: Officials from Douglas County discuss the proposed Wenatchi Landing sewer extension project with Sen. Brad Hawkins and Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, who is the lead member on the capital budget in the Senate.
From left to right: Port of Douglas County Executive Director Lisa Parks, Sen. Frockt, Douglas County Sewer District General Manager Bernita Landers, Douglas County Sewer District Commissioner Greg Peterson and Sen. Hawkins.


Map: Port of Douglas County

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