House passes $6 billion capital works budget

Plan would build schools, housing, infrastructure; local health services, parks also benefit

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital budget April 2 in a unanimous vote, earmarking millions of state and federal funding for investments in community projects and public works — including projects in the cities of Cheney, Airway Heights and Eastern Washington University.

“We’ve put together a budget that not only provides for the infrastructure needs of big urban centers, but prioritizes rural communities struggling to survive in the pandemic’s aftermath,” Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, said in a statement.

The largest amount of appropriates for the West Plains went to Eastern Wash...


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