Governor Inslee has announced that he wants a special session in November to pass a new transportation package. For those of you keeping track, that would be the third special session this year!
Our stance on the Democrats’ proposed 10+cents/gallon tax increase for transportation has remained consistent: without vital reforms to address the costs to the state for new projects, we must not continue to throw good money after bad. You can read more on the Republican transportation reform plan here.
Senate Transportation Committee co-chairs Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima) and (D-Federal Way) will be hosting forums across the state beginning on September 17. Please attend the forum of your choice and speak out in support of reforms and fiscal responsibility.
I encourage you to support our hard working Republican Legislators and thank them for their efforts to reform our state transportation system and save the taxpayers money while investing in needed infrastructure projects.
Sept. 17 – Bellevue (Northwest Region) 6-9 p.m.
Stevenson Elementary School, 14220 NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA 98007
Sept. 18 – Everett (Northwest Region) 6-9 p.m.
Snohomish County, Robert Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., 6th floor, Everett, WA 98201
Sept. 23 – Wenatchee (North Central Region) 6-9 p.m.
Chelan County PUD Auditorium, 327 N Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801
Sept. 24 – Yakima (South Central Region) 6-9 p.m.
Yakima Area Arboretum, Garden View Rm., 1401 Arboretum Dr., Yakima, WA 98901
Sept. 26 – Tri-Cities (South Central Region) 6-9 p.m.
Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301
Oct. 2 – Spokane (Eastern Region) 6-9 p.m.
Greater Spokane Inc., 801 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
Oct. 7 – Vancouver (Southwest Region) 6-9 p.m.
Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Oct. 9 – Tacoma (Olympic Region) 6-9 p.m.
Evergreen Tacoma Campus, Lyceum Hall, 1210 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405
Oct. 14 – Seattle (Northwest Region) 6-9 p.m.
King County Council Chamber, 516 3rd Avenue #1200, Seattle, WA 98104
Oct. 15 – Bellingham (Northwest Region) 6-9 p.m.
Port of Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Please be sure you attend one of these forums and tell your representatives in Olympia to support the Republican reform plan! Demand your legislators to fix it before they fund it!
Chair, Washington State Republican Party