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Sen. Hobbs: Transportation budget is a ‘winner’ for Snohomish County

Sen. Hobbs: Transportation budget is a ‘winner’ for Snohomish County

Following up on the successful investments made in the transportation package from a year ago, Sen. Steve Hobbs announced numerous infrastructure improvements coming to Snohomish County and surrounding areas. “The transportation budget is definitely a winner for Snohomish County,” said Hobbs, the Senate Democrats’ lead transportation budget negotiator. “These investments are fantastic news for our economy, job creation and public safety.” Included ...

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Senate transportation leaders release bipartisan supplemental transportation budget

Senate transportation leaders release bipartisan supplemental transportation budget

Senate transportation-committee leaders today introduced a bipartisan 2016 supplemental transportation budget that will direct a modest amount of new funding toward road preservation and safety projects. The plan, which would adjust the 2015-17 transportation budget adopted this past year, would lift total spending for the biennium to $8.6 billion. “The process of creating a supplemental budget gives us an opportunity to ...

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Hobbs: let’s reform transportation policy the right way

Hobbs: let’s reform transportation policy the right way

As the population of our state grows, Washingtonians face increased traffic and longer delays on the roads. A bill sponsored by Senator Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, would be a strong step toward reforming current transportation policy and focusing on changes that give better results. “Oversight and accountability are key to any successful organization,” Hobbs said. “But trying to change the system ...

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Sen. Hobbs bill provides employment security for Washington’s National Guard

Sen. Hobbs bill provides employment security for Washington’s National Guard

When the men and women of the Washington National Guard are called to serve their country overseas, there are protections in place to ensure their civilian job is waiting for them upon their return. Under a bill sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, employment protections for Guard members serving at home will be improved by allowing the Guard to resolve ...

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Hobbs: It’s time to stop talking and start acting on climate change

Hobbs: It’s time to stop talking and start acting on climate change

Sen. Steve Hobbs on Wednesday proposed the Evergreen Initiative, a middle-of-the-road approach to help combat climate change by placing a reasonable cost on carbon emissions. “Climate change is one of the most serious and challenging issues facing our state and planet,” Hobbs said. “Just as difficult is creating a consensus around how we attack this problem. My hope is that this ...

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Hobbs named Transportation Champion for bipartisan leadership

Hobbs named Transportation Champion for bipartisan leadership

OLYMPIA — Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, the ranking member of the Senate Transportation Committee, was named a Transportation Champion today by the Association of Washington Cities. One of several legislators who were honored today by the association, Hobbs was chosen for his efforts during the 2015 legislative session to develop and ensure passage of a historic, bipartisan revenue package to ...

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Sen. Hobbs set for “friendship mission” to Japan

Sen. Hobbs set for “friendship mission” to Japan

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, is one of several lawmakers headed to Japan this week to meet and strengthen ties with officials from the Hyogo Prefecture, Washington’s sister state on the island nation. Hobbs described the trip as a “friendship mission meant to strengthen the already strong bond between Washington and Hyogo,” which two years ago celebrated the 50th anniversary of ...

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Transportation plan brings historic investments to Snohomish County

Transportation plan brings historic investments to Snohomish County

A comprehensive statewide transportation revitalization plan passed the legislature last week, clearing the way for improvements to and critical investments in transportation projects throughout the state. The $15 billion bipartisan plan will be implemented in phases over the next 16 years. Transportation investments will be made in roads, highways, rail, bridges, transit and other projects critical to commerce, infrastructure and a ...

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Sen. Hobbs, 36 other lawmakers sign letter inviting Indiana's Gen Con to relocate following RFRA

Sen. Hobbs, 36 other lawmakers sign letter inviting Indiana's Gen Con to relocate following RFRA

The signing of a controversial law in Indiana may hit the Hoosier State right in the wallet. A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence allows businesses to refuse services to same-sex couples. The CEO of the state’s largest gaming convention, with an economic impact of $50 million annually, had promised to head for more tolerant pastures if the ...

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With anti-gay bill now law in Indiana, Hobbs invites Gen Con to Washington

With anti-gay bill now law in Indiana, Hobbs invites Gen Con to Washington

The signing of a controversial law in Indiana may hit the Hoosier State right in the wallet. A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence’s signature allows businesses to refuse services to same-sex couples. The CEO of the state’s largest gaming convention, with an economic impact of $50 million annually, had promised to head for more tolerant pastures if the ...

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