Kochmar votes in favor of 30th District projects in state capital budget
On Tuesday, Rep. Linda Kochmar, a member of the House Capital Budget committee, voted in favor of the bipartisan 2015-17 capital budget, which passed the House 96-2. Fellow 30th District legislator Sen. Mark Miloscia voted to pass the capitol budget in the Senate.
“This budget makes a number of major investments throughout our state, including $200 million for class size reductions and significant allocations in state hospitals to improve mental health,” said Kochmar, R-Federal Way. “Budget negotiators worked hard to reach an agreement on a truly compromised budget that helps families throughout our communities and Washington state.”
The capital budget includes funding for construction, maintenance and preservation of public buildings and non-transportation infrastructure needs. The 2015-17 agreement funds the following projects in the 30th Legislative District, which includes Federal Way, Milton, Algona, Pacific and parts of Auburn:
- Redondo boardwalk repair — $1.5 million
- City of Federal Way Performing Arts Center — $2 million
- City of Federal Way Karl Grosch Field repair — $150,000
- Auburn Youth Resources campus expansion — $500,000
- City of Algona Senior Center — $500,000
- City of Pacific Community Center — $250,000
- City of Milton police station — $38,000
The budget also includes funding for the Highline Community College Health and Life Sciences Building ($2.9 million) and money for UW Tacoma campus improvements.
“These investments are needed to support the continued development of a family-oriented community that serves diverse needs,” said Miloscia, R-Federal Way. “I am ecstatic that we can make these additions to our community today.”
The budget, House Bill 1115, passed in the Senate 44-1.
###Washington State House Republican Communications