4th District lawmakers highlight $12.7 million in local projects in approved 2023-25 capital budget

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4th District lawmakers highlight $12.7 million in local projects in approved 2023-25 capital budget

The Legislature this weekend approved Senate Bill 5200, the 2023-25 state capital budget.

The $8.98 billion bill makes significant investments statewide on housing, behavioral health, K-12 schools, and infrastructure.

State Reps. Suzanne Schmidt and Leonard Christian highlighted $12.7 million for projects in the 4th District, including:  

  • $5.8 million for Spokane County Avista Stadium;
  • $1.849 million for Spokane Valley Summer Theatre;
  • $1.176 million for the Performing Arts Center in Spokane Valley;
  • $1.03 million for the HUB sports fields in Liberty Lake;
  • $750,000 for Spokane Scale House Market;
  • $543,000 for Avista Stadium improvements in Spokane Valley;
  • $500,000 for LP Greenacres Park Phase 2;
  • $350,000 for synthetic turf at the HUB sports fields in Liberty Lake;
  • $207,000 for Veterans Memorial Balfour Park in Spokane Valley;
  • $130,000 for Pinecroft preservation and access;
  • $100,000 for a public food business incubator expansion;
  • $100,000 for Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park in Mead;
  • $100,000 for Township Hall North and West in Spokane; and
  • $20,000 for ADA bathrooms for Northwest Center in Spokane Valley.

“The capital spending plan makes strong investments in mental and behavioral health, as well as increased funding for small school district and tribal compact school modernization, funding for homeownership opportunities for first-time, low-income homebuyers, and other important areas across Washington state,” said Schmidt, R-Spokane Valley. “The budget also invests in projects such as the Performing Arts Center, Avista Stadium and the Scale House Market in our 4th District communities. These will provide economic growth and benefit our neighborhoods while bringing taxpayer dollars back to our communities.”

“The bipartisan capital budget will bring millions of dollars back to our community, fund jobs, and grow the economy,” said Christian, R-Spokane Valley, a member of the House Capital Budget Committee. “I was pleased to see funding for two projects I fought for: the HUB sports center and ADA bathrooms for Northwest Center. These investments will have real, tangible benefits for folks living in the Fourth District.” 

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