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West Plains Chamber Meeting

Legislative Recap

Join us at the new Airway Heights Rec Center for our Legislative Recap breakfast where we will get a detailed update from local lobbyists and see the new area Rec Center!

Our Legislators championed the West Plains to see many of our important projects funded

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved a new capital budget that proposes to spend $4.9 billion over two years. Under this budget, historic investments are made in K-12 schools and mental and behavioral health institutions, with $1.09 billion and $308 million appropriated respectively. Additional investments include $973.6 million for higher education facilities, $125 million for the Public Works Assistance Account, and $175 million for housing.

The budget also appropriates more than $95.5 million for various projects throughout the 6th Legislative District including these projects in the West Plains
• roughly $39 million for various projects at Eastern Washington University;
• more than $33 million for necessary improvements and safety upgrades to Eastern State Hospital and Lakeland Village;
• $5.5 million to build affordable housing units in Airway Heights' Highland Village;
• $2 million to design and construct a reclaimed water treatment and distribution system in Cheney.

For a full list of projects funded in the 6th Legislative District, visit and select the 6th Legislative District.

“The capital budget we authorized represents our shared priorities as a state by making robust investments in our schools, mental health facilities, and housing,” said Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane.

“I'm especially excited about the water projects for our West Plains communities. Cheney and Airway Heights are in desperate need of clean, reliable water supplies. The projects in this capital budget will help make that a reality,” said Rep. Jenny Graham, R-Spokane

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