Olympia Update May 2014 “On time and on budget” is how I describe the 2014 legislative session that ended March 13 in my latest Olympia Update. Read here about session, my bill Gov. Inslee signed prohibiting minors from using tanning beds and what I’ve been up to since returning home from Olympia. Read More...
State leaders gear up for transportation bus tour State transportation leaders will travel by bus to see firsthand key rail-centered projects and attend briefings by state and local officials, following a June 17 joint transportation meeting in Spokane. “We’re going to be touring many small communities whose focus is rail. The goods they move by freight have a... Read More...
King says Moseley’s leadership in state ferries division will be missed The state Department of Transportation today announced that WSDOT assistant secretary, ferries division, David Moseley, will be stepping down as of April 15, 2014. Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued this in response: “I was disappointed to learn that David was stepping down. When... Read More...
Governor violated confidentiality agreement with Senate and House negotiators Senate majority sets the record straight with public release of transportation-negotiation documents. In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s violation of a confidentiality agreement between his office and transportation negotiators from the Senate and House of Representatives, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today released the past... Read More...
King says failure to pass transportation package not due to lack of effort At a news conference today – one day before the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session – Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, lamented the fact that lawmakers did not pass an agreed-upon transportation revenue and reform package before adjourning. King added that the... Read More...
King supports minimal changes for second year of transportation budget The state Senate last night approved minor adjustments to the state’s 2013-15 transportation budget that will continue maintenance and preservation of Washington roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Sen. Curtis King, co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, says the modest changes he supports through Senate Bill 6001 are not about adding... Read More...
Talking transportation reform with Sen. Curtis King Washington State’s 14th District Senator Curtis King, R-Yakima, and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, talks about the reforms needed in the Washington State Department of Transportation and why they’ve been unable to move forward. Read More...
Sen. King on his bill to allow shorter school weeks Washington State’s 14th District Senator Curtis King, R-Yakima, talks about his bill to make permanent a 2009 pilot program set to expire this year that allows up to five school districts with fewer than 500 students to condense their school week. Read More...