This message came out this morning from the Ferry Community Partnership:
It [HB 1129] was brought up all of a sudden Tuesday afternoon. Sen. Angel voted against it, Sen. Sheldon was absent, but Sen. King voted for it and it passed out of committee. Now it will go to the full Senate for a vote.
Please get either e-mails or phone calls ready for ALL Senators to vote for the bill. Remind them that this boat will need to built anyway, and that they can save 10-20% by building it this year in series with the other two. If we wait for the Transportation Package to be passed in November (at the earliest), we won’t get it. The 3 Evergreen State vessels are continuously having problems and need to be replaced.
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