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State budget improves quality of life, opportunity for Pierce County’s most underserved communities

The new state construction budget – known as the capital budget (House Bill 1102) – passed by the legislature includes funding for Pierce County projects that will benefit some of the area’s most underserved communities.

Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland), who sits on the House Capital Budget Committee, says while the budget’s record investments in public schools, colleges, affordable housing and mental health facilities are a win for the entire state, she is especially pleased that projects moving forward in the 29th Legislative District will increase opportunity and improve quality of life for people with low incomes and communities of color.

“The capital budget isn’t just about construction. It’s about communities. It’s about opportunities. It’s about equity,” Morgan said. “These projects foster all of the above.”

Rep. Morgan sponsored the following projects that are funded in the 2019-21 capital budget:

Other projects funded in the 29th Legislative District include:

For more details and maps of local projects—by county or legislative district—please visit fiscal.wa.gov/BudgetC.aspx

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