The 14th District team of Sen. Curtis King and Rep. Gina Mosbrucker and Rep. Chris Corry are applauding the new two-year state supplemental capital budget approved by the Legislature this week for including many projects located in their district.
“I am very pleased with the level of funding that has been provided to the projects in our district that are included in the capital budget. These projects will help our district for years to come. Representatives Corry and Mosbrucker and I met during the session to make sure these projects were in the capital budget. It was good teamwork,” said King, R-Yakima.
“I appreciate the project requests we received, and I am honored to help bring this funding home to our district,” said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale. “It’s a very diverse list of local projects that will receive capital budget funding, from a behavioral health/substance abuse facility, a new animal shelter, bridge repair, cold storage for a food bank, a new community swimming pool, and more, all of which are important to our area. I am grateful to my seatmates, Senator King and Representative Corry, in this collaborative effort to create jobs, improve infrastructure, and strengthen our communities throughout the 14th District.”
“It was a pleasure working with Senator Curtis King and Representative Gina Mosbrucker to ensure that 14th District projects made it across the finish line and into this capital budget,” said Corry, R-Yakima. “Our district did well in Olympia’s capital budget process. The capital budget, a largely bipartisan spending plan, invests taxpayer dollars on local infrastructure. These projects will serve our communities, individuals and working families for generations to come.”
Here are the 14th District local and community projects funded in the supplemental capital budget:
- Northwest Harvest food bank in Yakima – $3.2 million
- Comprehensive Health Care’s Goldendale facility – $1.03 million
- Martin Luther King Jr. Park Community Pool in Yakima – $1 million
- Klickitat County Animal Shelter in Goldendale – $670,000
- Klickitat Wildlife Area Simcoe Fencing – $450,000
- Rock Creek Bridge replacement – $400,000
- Steep Creek Bridge replacement – $400,000
- Town of Naches Mobile Stage – $250,000
- YR-26 Jones Bridge replacement – $150,000
- Yakima Valley Trolleys Bucket Truck in Yakima – $70,000
- Naches rearing pond – $50,000
- Yakima County Fire District 12 in Yakima – $10,000
The capital budget also provides $232,000 in funding for development of the YMCA Yakima Park, which is located in Yakima, but found in the 15th District.
The 2022 supplemental capital budget funds the construction and maintenance of state buildings, public schools, higher education facilities, public lands, parks and other assets throughout Washington.
The House voted 98-0 to pass the final version of the capital budget (Senate Bill 5651) Tuesday night. The Senate approved it 49-0 on Wednesday. The capital budget now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for consideration.
The 60-day legislative session is scheduled to end today.