Monday, April 23, 2007
State Budget pays off for Eastern
In fact, the whole Spokane area fared very well this go around - with everything from key road projects to a white water park and community centers getting much-needed cash.
Here's a brief excerpt from the Spokesman Reviews take on the matter :
OLYMPIA - State lawmakers have agreed on a two-year construction budget that includes hundreds of millions of dollars for Inland Northwest universities, nonprofit organizations, parks and civic groups.
"It's scary-good for Spokane," said Rep. Timm Ormsby, who's on one of the budget-writing committees.
•Eastern Washington University: $38 million, including $10.8 million to renovate Hargreaves Hall and $2 million toward a remodel of Patterson Hall.
To see the 286-page budget bill or a 50-page summary, go to www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/WM and click on "conference committee reports."
Thanks. Dave M.