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By Max Erikson
News Editor 

Hirst decision keeps capital budget frozen

 

August 9, 2017



Washington State Legislators finished their record setting 193-day legislative session on July 20 without passing a $4.2 billion capital budget or addressing the impact of the Hirst decision—Hirst v. Whatcom County—which puts a moratorium on permit-exempt wells, impacting rural communities’ access to water and hinders new home construction in those areas.

Both parties want a resolution, leveraging each issue against each other, as senate republicans are determined to get a vote on Senate Bill 5239—putting a “fix” on the Court’s ruling—before approving the capital budget proposed by Democrats which funds many school, social services, and park and recreation projects.

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