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By Rep. Joe Schmick
9th Legislative District 

Legislative update from Olympia


February 17, 2022

We have been on the House floor all week with most legislators participating remotely. This is the time of session where long days and nights are spent briefing all House members on bills that have passed through their respective policy committees. We debate, draw up amendments, and vote on legislation that will have an impact on your life in some way or another.


This week, the majority party introduced their transportation plan. Here are a few key points:

• It would begin in 2022 and is a 16-year package with anticipated revenues of $16 billion.

• Where this proposal do...

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