Dunshee to roll out bond bill Monday

  • Jerry Cornfield
  • Friday, April 3, 2009 10:54am
  • Local News

Details will be released at noon Monday on a bond measure to fund improvements to schools and making public buildings more energy efficient.

Rep. Hans Dunshee is the source of the info. He’s been working on it for the last few weeks.

This is the first revenue-raising measure from Democrats that might have a chance of getting on the ballot later this year. Gov. Chris Gregoire has expressed interest in seeing a bond measure that would lead to creation of new jobs though she’s not formally endorsed any particular plans.

There’s no equivalent measure in the Senate.

And Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown on Thursday sounded more excited about taxing the rich than backing a bond measure. She said a bond measure does nothing to help close the $9 billion budget shortfall. She also said there are lots of questions to be answered beginning with what source of revenue will be used to pay off bond holders.

Dunshee will provide them Monday. Here’s his press release:

**Media advisory**


Noon on Monday, April 6

House Hearing Room A

John L. O’Brien Building

Rep. Hans Dunshee will announce details of a bonds package to create up to 90,000 construction jobs in Washington state. Due to the global recession, the state lost 40,000 jobs in 2008 and is expected to lose 40,000 in 2009.

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