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Morning update: Session Day 81

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on April 4, 2013 at 7:34 am with No Comments »
April 4, 2013 8:02 am

Today at 10 a.m., House Transportation Committee Chairwoman Judy Clibborn releases her plan for how to spend existing transportation revenue.

Unlike House transportation budget announcements in past years or a Senate announcement Wednesday, there will be no news conference to roll out the budget. Maybe that’s because Clibborn has already held such a presser to explain her plan to raise taxes to fund new projects, which she still hopes to add to today’s scaled-back proposal.

Or maybe it’s because Republicans are not fully committed to this plan, unlike in past years when Democrat Clibborn and the GOP ex-Rep. Mike Armstrong jointly announced transportation budgets. There’s a new House Republican lead on transportation, Rep. Ed Orcutt, who said earlier this week he has been at the budget-writing table but that he didn’t know if the plan would win his approval.

A public hearing on the proposal is at 3:30 p.m. today.

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