Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, voted for the nearly $3 million dollars in local funding for non-profits and critical public safety improvements in the 39th District that are included in the capital budget.
“I’m happy to vote ‘yes’ on behalf of my predecessor, Senator Kirk Pearson, who worked so hard on such worthwhile things as the YMCA, the Skagit County Veterans Community Park, and the Helping Hands Food Bank,” said Wagoner.
The two-year capital budget, passed by both the Senate and the House and signed by the Governor, includes appropriations for a broad range of construction and repair projects throughout Washington State. It contains funding for such 39th District projects as $99,000 for the expansion of the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, $350,000 towards a new building for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Sedro-Woolley, $286,000 for the Flood Protection Wall & Storage Building in Sultan, $500,000 for the Skagit County Veterans Community Park, and $525,000 for the Skagit County Public Safety Emergency Communications Center.
“This is a vote that’s in line with the priorities and values of the 39th District,” Wagoner adds, “I worked closely with many of these local groups as a community leader and now I’m proud to support them as their senator.”