No transportation package this year, lawmakers announce
Governor Inslee and House and Senate negotiators recently announced that they will continue talks on a transportation tax package during the regular session beginning January 13, 2014.
The press release follows:
Joint Statement issued tonight from Governor Jay Inslee and the bipartisan House and Senate transportation negotiators on the next phase of transportation revenue package negotiations
“Through 12 negotiating sessions we made progress on finding a compromise package of statewide transportation improvements. But today it has become clear this phase of the process has run its course and we have not reached an agreement.
“We agree that transportation infrastructure is important to our state and we remain committed to finding a solution in the regular legislative session that works for everyone.
“The next step in this process will be to continue this dialogue in the legislative process.”