Reps. Eslick and Low announce more than $42 million for 39th District projects in House capital budget proposal

Following the release of the 2023-25 House capital budget on Monday, Reps. Carolyn Eslick and Sam Low announced more than $42 million proposed for projects in the 39th District.

Statewide, House Bill 1147, the $8.34 billion proposal out of the House Capital Budget Committee, would provide:

  • $893 million for behavioral health;
  • $847 million for K-12 public school construction;
  • $704 million for affordable housing, home upgrades, and utility connection grants; and
  • $150 million for broadband access.

Projects in the 39th District include:

  • $12.7 million for Skagit County Crisis Stabilization Center (SCCSC) in Sedro-Woolley;
  • $9.106 million for Stillaguamish watershed floodplains and farmlands;
  • $3.981 million for Fisher Creek restoration at Cedardale and Starbird;
  • $3.645 million for Hamilton floodplain education, property acquisition, and restoration;
  • $1.6 million for Department of Fish and Wildlife facilities;
  • $1.123 million for Cedarwood Community Recreation Center redevelopment in Lake Stevens;
  • $874,000 for state Military Department field maintenance shop upgrades in Sedro Woolley;
  • $764,000 for Lake Stevens Historical Museum;
  • $485,000 for Pasado’s Safe Haven water and safety upgrades in Monroe;
  • $350,000 for Frontier Heights athletic field and pickleball court in Lake Stevens;
  • $307,000 for forest riparian easement program to mitigate the economic impacts on landowners;
  • $227,000 for Boulder-Greider Waterfall Bridge;
  • $186,000 for Sea Mar community health centers in Concrete;
  • $149,000 for Bald Mountain trail renovation;
  • $135,000 for Frontier Heights multi-sport field and courts in Lake Stevens;
  • $100,000 for Sedro-Woolley Club renovation; and
  • $98,000 for state Military Department roof repairs in Sedro Woolley.

“I am proud of the work we did on the House Capital Budget Committee,” said Eslick, R-Sultan. “This bipartisan budget proposal would make significant investments in addressing our state’s challenges with mental health, affordable housing, education, and broadband access. It also funds areas that would improve the quality of life for our communities, including parks, trails, athletic facilities, and more.” 

“The capital budget covers those tangible items we need to see as part of a growing state’s infrastructure and this proposal included significant investment in two of our most critical needs areas: housing and behavioral health,” said Low, R-Lake Stevens. “The more than $800 million for behavioral health in this proposal will create much-needed capacity for those struggling with mental illness or substance use disorder. Along with the more than $600 million for housing, these investments will go a long way to addressing these issues.”

The capital budget makes appropriations for projects tangible in nature that have a long useable life, such as schools and other public buildings, behavioral and mental health facilities, parks, low-income housing, water infrastructure, and habitat. It is funded through a variety of sources, including general obligation bonds, dedicated cash accounts, federal funds, and alternative financing contracts.

The House’s version of the capital budget must still be voted on by the full House, reconciled with the Senate’s version, and then signed into law by the governor.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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