Ivar’s exec: Chowder lovers want roads package

  • By Jerry Cornfield
  • Monday, May 13, 2013 11:39am
  • Local News

Add fans of clam chowder — or at least those who enjoy Ivar’s product — to those hoping lawmakers approve a plan to raise billions of dollars on transportation projects

“Chowder lovers need you to pass the transportation bill,” Ivar’s Inc. president Bob Donegan says on a video message emailed to lawmakers today. He says the number of daily deliveries of chowder from Mukilteo to Kent has dropped from three to two because of increased congestion on the highways.

The video message features a collection of business executives, elected city officials, and leaders of labor, environmental and transit organizations.

In all 16 people appeared in the 3-minute appeal to pass the plan which would raise $8.4 billion for transportation projects over the next dozen years primarily from a hike in the gas tax and higher vehicle registration-related fees.

House Bill 1954 is the current vehicle for the revenue package. It’s yet to pass in either chamber.

More in Local News

Fatal car crash reported on Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

The 3 p.m. accident and investigation stopped traffic in both directions near Machias Road.

Mayor Ray Stephanson’s official portrait, by local illustrator Elizabeth Person, is displayed at a farewell reception held in the Ed Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Past and future on the drawing board

Everett artist puts paint to paper for outgoing Mayor Ray Stephanson’s official portrait.

Mayor tries new tactic to curb fire department overtime

Stephanson says an engine won’t go into service when the only available staff would be on overtime.

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Paine Field fire chief will be allowed to retire

In his letter, the airport director noted Jeff Bohnet was leaving while under investigation.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Boeing video is an education in itself

15 of the company’s female engineers read decades-old letters from women seeking to study engineering.

February trial set for suspect in deadly Marysville shooting

There had been questions about Wayne Alpert’s mental health.

Most Read