Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, released this statement today regarding the possibility of the Oregon State Legislature approving legislation to fund the Columbia River Crossing during its pending special legislative session:
I hope I'll see you when my 49th Legislative District seatmates, State Rep. Jim Moeller and State Rep. Sharon Wylie, join me in hosting a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Educational Service District 112 building at 2500 Northeast 65th Ave. in Vancouver.
Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and Sen. Tracey Eide, co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today issued these statements commending Gov. Jay Inslee for his dedication and tenacity in trying to persuade the 2013 Legislature to pass a transportation revenue package that would have funded Washington state's share of the Columbia River Crossing.
Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, released this statement today regarding the failure of the Legislature to fund the Columbia River Crossing as part of a transportation revenue package:
"This is a sad day for our district and our state. The Columbia River Crossing project is the single most important investment we can make for our future — and key lawmakers are refusing to make it.
LIFT bill heads to Gov. Inslee’s desk 6/28/2013
A bill (HB 1306) to extend the expiration date of the Local Infrastructure Financing Tool Program (LIFT) from June 30, 2039 to June 30, 2044, was approved by the Legislature Thursday.
"This critical extension to finish the project and keep our promises to our community could not have happened without bipartisan teamwork,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Sharon Wylie, Dr-Vanouver, who worked closely with Sens. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to move the bill forward. “It is our job as legislators to strengthen economic development opportunities throughout our county. When we work together, we all win. I look forward to more cooperative efforts.”
An update on Special Session II 6/13/2013
The collapse of the Skagit River Bridge up in Mount Vernon two weeks ago provided a sobering reminder of how fragile our transportation infrastructure can be and how much we rely on a safe and effective transportation system.
Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, released this statement today regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto of $81.9 million in funding for the Columbia River Crossing in the Legislature’s transportation budget:
"Many people in and around my district have been asking about the governor’s veto, and I can understand why there might be questions, when CRC opponents are actively mischaracterizing his actions.
With the close of the regular legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee called for the Legislature to return May 13 for a special legislative session to complete budget negotiations and pass budgets for the coming two-year biennium.
Cleveland resolute on CRC funding 4/28/2013
Sen. Don Benton's continued efforts to stall the Columbia River Crossing are contrary to the interests of households and businesses in southwest Washington legislative districts, along the vital north-south transportation corridor and across the state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said today.