Senate passes transportation package! An important first step.

This afternoon the state Senate passed ESSB 5987 providing critical funding for transportation investment. The revenue bill passed with a strong bipartisan vote, 27-22 (roll call here).

Senators also overwhelmingly passed SB 5988, the associated transportation investment plan, 41-8. 

These two measures, plus the eight important reform bills adopted last week represent critical progress. Opportunity Washington commends the Senate for its action.

The legislation now moves to the House, where we urge swift approval.