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Tag: Capital budget

April
11th

$82M replacement of GA Building looks like hard sell in Senate

The Senate’s capital budget author Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, says that a House plan to replace the state General Administration building with a new structure next door is a no-go for him – at least this year. But he also said it could be a topic for negotiation when the House and Senate start talks to reconcile their rival $3.6 billion capital-construction budgets in the next week.

“For me I think it’s a nonstarter until we have a full plan for what to do with the State Library and the Archives,’’ Honeyford said before today’s Senate Ways and

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April
10th

UPDATE – House capital budget offers $82M replacement for GA building; $1M for Thurston Food Bank

In the other budget show at the Capitol today, the House Democrats laid out a $3.6 billion capital-construction plan that puts more into environmental programs than the Senate’s Republican-dominated coalition has proposed. It also funds several closely-watched South Sound projects.

The biggest surprise of all is a major $82 million office replacement project in Olympia. The House plan earmarks $18 million from state bonds and $64 million in future tenant rents to pay for replacement of the General Administration Building. The Washington State Patrol, Judicial Conduct Commission and other agencies still use the

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