Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, released this statement today following the release of Gov. Inslee’s proposed capital construction budget for 2018:

“I share the governor’s urgency in passing a long-delayed construction budget. His construction budget proposal rightly builds upon the four-corner agreement on a construction budget last July that has yet to receive a vote in the Senate.

“It’s time now for the Legislature to pass a construction budget based on the July 18th agreement and address our urgent infrastructure needs and make important investments in school construction, housing and mental health. As the Senate’s lead negotiator on this matter, I will be pushing for early action when the Legislature convenes in January.”