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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Legislature passes Maple Valley ‘Donut Hole’ bill

April 22nd, 2013|

Senate Bill 5417 won final passage in the Washington State Senate and now moves on to the governor’s desk for signature. Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, released the following statement:

“This bill is a great step forward for the people and the city of Maple Valley. I couldn’t be happier that so many of my colleagues in the House and Senate agreed.

“For years, the possible development of the Summit Place Donut Hole has been a question mark for the city. Today that area is one step closer to being a real part of Maple Valley.

“I look forward to seeing this bill through to the finish for the people and the city.”

5th District projects included in Senate Capital Budget

April 10th, 2013|

The Washington State Senate has proposed a $3.4 billion dollar capital budget that includes funding for significant improvement projects in the 5th Legislative District.

"I’m ecstatic that our district was able to get funding for our major improvement projects despite the budget shortfall and the fund sweeps that the operating budget took out of it," said Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah. "These projects will have a direct positive impact on our community by creating jobs for the construction of these projects and the improved quality of life when they’re finished."

The capital budget proposal includes more than $3.5 million that will help to restore and renovate facilities at Lake Sammamish State Park. This money will replace the aging restroom facilities and restore Sunset Beach.

The budget also includes $5 million in funding for the North Issaquah Local Improvement District. This project will help transform a severely congested area on I-90, acquire and preserve sensitive lands, provide safe bicycle and pedestrian access and will protect jobs at Costco’s headquarters by freeing up additional square footage for the company.

Other projects that were funded in the budget include facility renovations at Camp Korey, a camp for children facing childhood illness or serious medical conditions, a grant for the Railway History Center in Snoqualmie to improve visitor services, and $2 million for facility repairs and replacements at the crucial North Bend Fire Training Academy.

"If all of these projects stay funded as we reconcile this budget proposal with the House, our district will benefit greatly from these projects," Mullet said.