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Tag: General Administration Building

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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April
4th

GA Building demolition picks up a vote of support

A consultant brought in last year to recommend whether to repair or replace the state’s General Administration Building said the best option – for the money – is to replace it fully with a new $161 million structure that could also hold the State Library.

That idea hasn’t gotten any immediate traction with the Legislature, and the Department of Enterprise Services did not ask for money in December to get that concept rolling. But Rep. Gary Alexander is hoping to breathe new life into the replacement-building idea outlined by consultant SRG – after he won

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