Governor Jay Inslee is urging state lawmakers to wrap up work on a transportation package and capital budget, “as soon as possible so that we can start putting out the construction cones and getting people to work.”
It will take at least another day.
Should the House pass the remaining bonding and budget bills tomorrow, with no changes, what’s been called “the most important transportation investment in the region’s history” will just need the Governor’s final approval.
If there are changes, the state Senate would need to take final votes. It plans to convene again on Friday.
But the schedule appears to depend on agreement by leadership about delaying implementation of Initiative 1351, which requires reductions in K-12 class sizes.