Rep. Abbarno: House-proposed supplemental capital budget brings $16.5 million in project funding home to 20th District

A bipartisan 2021-21 supplemental capital budget released Monday in the state House of Representatives will spend more than $1.5 billion to pay for new infrastructure across Washington state, including more than $16.5 million throughout the 20th Legislative District.

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, assistant ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee, says the supplemental capital budget provides for important projects in Washington.

“This year's House-proposed capital budget reflects many of our priorities in education, mental and behavior health, and housing. House Republicans are focused on real solutions for our communities and the state. Our proposed budget focuses on local projects that will create economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians,” said Abbarno.

Within the spending proposal, $77.4 million comes from the sale of general obligation bonds. The remaining $1.41 billion is comprised of a combination of federal funds, General Fund-State transfers, and other dedicated funding sources. It leaves $27.6 million in bond capacity.

Abbarno says some of the statewide investments include more than $200 million in K-12 school construction, $100 million in mental and behavioral health, more than $250 million in public works projects such as broadband and infrastructure, and $300 million for housing.

Local 20th District projects funded in the proposed House supplemental capital budget include:

  • $12.4 million for a water system improvement project in Morton;
  • $2 million for upgrades to the Lewis County Fire District #5 station and equipment in Napavine (See Abbarno's news release on efforts to help this and other fire stations through House Bill 1929.);
  • $875,000 for the Lewis County Regional Tennis and Wrestling facility in Chehalis;
  • $515,000 for a Tenino city playground;
  • $515,000 for the Woodland Community Library Building project; and
  • $155,000 for the North Trailhead restroom and covered shelter in Castle Rock.

“The next stage of the process is working with our colleagues in the Senate and the governor's office to finalize the capital budget. I am honored to be part of the process and put our communities' values and stamp on this budget,” added Abbarno.  

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