Wildlife & Recreation Coalition applauds restoration of conservation program

The Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, which brings together 280 corporate and non-profit partners, applauded the bipartisan compromise which restored funding to all parts of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP). A previous proposal eliminated funding for most conservation projects which provide critical public access for hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. The final compromise invests $55 million in the WWRP and funds all parts of the grant program. A complete list of WWRP funded projects is available HERE. [Read more…]

Stay safe and legal this 4th of July

The Pierce County Fire Marshal and Department of Emergency Management wants to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. The best way to safely enjoy the 4th is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals. However, if you decide to purchase fireworks when they go on sale June 28, and use them if they are legal where you live, be sure to practice good firework safety. [Read more…]

State legislature adopts capital-budget infrastructure proposal

The legislature adopted a bipartisan capital-budget proposal late Tuesday evening which provides significant investments in local infrastructure and community projects. Similar to the proposal released during the 2015 regular session, the capital budget builds over 2,100 classrooms, funds 80 parks statewide, including nearly $107 million for the Senator O’Ban’s communities in the 28th District. [Read more…]