Haler applauds passage of capital budget


July 3, 2013

John Handy, Communications Director – (360) 786-5758
Rep. Larry Haler – (360) 786-7986


Haler applauds passage of capital budget
Important projects funded in the 8th District

The last bill to pass in the second special session of the Legislature was the capital budget. One of three state budgets, the capital budget funds the construction and repair of public buildings and other long-term investments, such as land acquisitions and transfers. It also includes state money that is either provided or lent to local governments or nonprofit organizations.

The 2013-15 capital budget represents $3.61 billion in total spending, including $780 million for education-related projects, and issues $1.92 billion in bonds. Important projects in the 8th District are supported by the capital budget (see below, dollars in thousands).

“It took a long time, 153 days to be exact, but the Legislature passed a bipartisan capital budget that is good for our local communities,” said Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland , who voted in favor of Senate Bill 5035. “I’m particularly happy with the new investments that will be made in the Eighth District. For example, funding to support storm water improvements, economic development, recreation and Meals on Wheels. I’m also pleased with the large investment in Delta High School.”


To learn more about 8th District projects, visit http://fiscal.wa.gov/BudgetC.aspx. For more information on Rep. Haler, visit: https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/larry-haler/.

The second special session of 2013 ended on June 29. The Legislature will not reconvene again until January 13, 2014.

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Washington State House Republican Communications