The 2023-25 state capital budget unanimously approved by the Legislature late last week includes funding for three important community projects in Airway Heights, Medical Lake and Spokane, said 6th Legislative District Sen. Jeff Holy.
“This budget will fund community projects in Airway Heights and Medical Lake, as well as provide funding to improve social and health services and to renovate the hatchery in Spokane,” said Holy, R-Cheney.
The new capital budget includes more than $6.3 million for community projects in the 6th Legislative District, such as the Airway Heights Public Safety Campus, the Spokane International Airport Transload Center and building a stormwater mitigation system in Medical Lake.
The spending plan also provides $16.8 million for the renovation of the Spokane Hatchery. This renovation plays a major role in protecting and preserving the trout that are raised in the hatchery.
The capital budget also funds these projects in the 6th District:
- Eastern State Hospital commissary building repairs ($4.45 million)
- Eastern State Hospital Activity Therapy Building HVAC upgrades ($3.71 million)
- Eastern State Hospital-Eastlake nursing station improvements ($1.74 million)
- Department of Veterans Affairs – burial and columbarium expansion grant ($3.3 million)
- Conservation project at Riverside State Park Little Spokane River Robinson property ($1.46 million)
After the House of Representatives approved the capital budget 96-0 on Friday, the Senate passed it 48-0 yesterday. It now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for consideration.
The 2023 legislative session is scheduled to end today.