6th Legislative District projects funded in 2019-20 capital budget

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6th Legislative District projects funded in 2019-20 capital budget

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved a new capital budget that proposes to spend $4.9 billion over two years. Under this budget, historic investments are made in K-12 schools and mental and behavioral health institutions, with $1.09 billion and $308 million appropriated respectively. Additional investments include $973.6 million for higher education facilities, $125 million for the Public Works Assistance Account, and $175 million for housing.

The budget also appropriates more than $95.5 million for various projects throughout the 6th Legislative District.

“The capital budget we authorized represents our shared priorities as a state by making robust investments in our schools, mental health facilities, and housing,” said Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane. “The budget also makes a number of investments in our communities, including $693,000 for Excelsior Wellness Center, a nonprofit in Spokane that seeks to offer a holistic approach to wellness by providing much-needed education and behavioral health services to youth and families. With this appropriation, Excelsior will be able to get their vocational skills program off the ground, improve their integrated care center, and repair their gymnasium. These investments are essential for Excelsior to continue offering these critical services in our community.”

“Local projects like these enhance the quality of life for our citizens, help local communities thrive and bring more economic opportunity to families,” said Rep. Jenny Graham, R-Spokane. “I'm especially excited about the water projects for our West Plains communities. Cheney and Airway Heights are in desperate need of clean, reliable water supplies. The projects in this capital budget will help make that a reality.”

Other projects in the 6th Legislative District include:

  • roughly $39 million for various projects at Eastern Washington University;
  • more than $33 million for necessary improvements and safety upgrades at Eastern State Hospital and Lakeland Village;
  • $5.5 million to build affordable housing units in Airway Heights' Highland Village;
  • nearly $4 million for repairs at Spokane Falls Community College,
  • $2 million to design and construct a reclaimed water treatment and distribution system in Cheney.

For a full list of projects funded in the 6th Legislative District, visit http://fiscal.wa.gov/BudgetCProjDetailL.aspx and select the 6th Legislative District.

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