Elwha River mouth work funding in state capital budget – PDN

Hopefully, the Governor can get the Republicans to finish this work on the budget. To hold the entire budget of the state hostage for one project’s point of view is a new low in politics. And there is only one group to blame on this, the Republicans in the Senate. They talk about working together, but then when push comes to shove, they are unwilling to work and willing to put thousands of people out of work who would have been getting ready to go to work on these projects. Remember this the next time you go to vote. Get things done, or shut down projects across the state?

Funding that would help the Coastal Watershed Institute continue its restoration efforts east of the Elwha River mouth is delayed as the state Senate has continued to fail to pass a capital budget. If the budget passes as recommended, state officials said Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) is due to receive $668,652 in state Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) funding, a program through the state Recreation and Conservation Office and state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The project is the eighth on the list and officials said they expect enough funding for the first 11 projects on the 2017 prioritized project list. Jesse Major reports. (Peninsula Daily News)


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