Dear Friends and Neighbors,
While the legislative session has been over for a few months, I want to continue to keep our lines of communication open. I will continue to provide you news from the session and inform you on state government issues impacting our area and Washington state.
In my previous post-session update, I shared my thoughts and concerns with the operating budget. While the level of spending and taxes were concerning for taxpayers, the capital budget was one of the few positive things to come out of the 2019 session.
The capital budget funds bricks-and-mortar-type projects, like K-12 schools and colleges, local governments and community facilities. I am proud to report that I was able to secure funding for many important projects in our district, including:
- $1,500,000 for Carbonado's water source protection;
- $535,000 for Nexus Youth and Families in Auburn (formerly Auburn Youth Resources);
- $258,000 for the Enumclaw Aquatic Center;
- $258,000 for the Fennel Creek Trailhead in Bonney Lake;
- $381,000 for the Mt. Peak Fire Lookout Tower in Enumclaw;
- $500,000 for the Foothills Trail Extension in Wilkeson;
- $350,000 for the Allan Yorke Park Athletic Field in Bonney Lake; and
- $8,000,000 for upgrades to Rainier School in Buckley.
Stay in touch
Throughout the coming months, I hope you will take time to contact me to share your comments, concerns and ideas regarding state issues. I am here to assist you navigate state government and answer your questions. If you would like me to speak to your community group, school or business, please contact my office.
It is an honor to represent the 31st Legislative District.