Will legislators pass transportation package this time? Special session starts Thursday

State legislators get another chance to make transportation-money moves that could keep Metro Transit from slashing service as threatened. They’re going back for a special session on Thursday, as ordered today by Gov. Inslee. Main purpose: To pass incentives for Boeing to build the 777X here. And a transportation package is listed as one of the “elements” of those incentives. The State House passed a transportation-funding package last session; the State Senate held it up. Local leaders are voicing their hopes it’ll go through this time; via Facebook, County Councilmember Joe McDermott (a former state senator) says, “I implore the Legislature to find a compromise during the upcoming special session and avert this catastrophe.”

5 Replies to "Will legislators pass transportation package this time? Special session starts Thursday"

  • GOPster November 5, 2013 (5:50 pm)

    You bet. West Seattle has always looked towards the superb leadership provided by the Republican Party. The high level West Seattle bridge was provided by Slade Gorton, and we all know Ellen Craswell was a great champion for womens’ rights.

    And Wittle Wobbie McKenna, well, uh, let me see. uh…never mind.

  • Ray November 5, 2013 (8:16 pm)

    And I welcome the ever-grasping, never-satisfied hand of the Dimocratic party, who never found a dollar they could not redistribute from those that earn it to those who demand it because “it is not fair”.

  • D.D.S. November 5, 2013 (9:31 pm)

    Ray, Where have You Been. I thought I was the only
    one in W.S. That saw the light.

  • metrognome November 5, 2013 (10:11 pm)

    I was going to post a comment that was actually related to the transportation package, but since we are well on our way down Snark Lane, I’ll pass.
    For those who appear to be conservatives, you might check the American Public Transportation Association for the reports written by actual conservatives on why public transportation should be supported by conservatives. It’s the kind of thoughtful research you won’t hear about on talk radio.

  • Disappointed. November 6, 2013 (1:31 pm)

    Reading this snark from my neighbors from either side of the aisle is disappointing.

    Really, we can’t have a higher level of conversation in West Seattle? We need to be jerks?

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