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King County Executive statement concerning transportation bill
King County Executive Dow Constantine released a statement on the State Senate’s Inability to pass a transportation bill:
"King County stepped up. Our cities stepped up. The Governor and the State House stepped up. The Senate Democratic caucus stepped up. But those who held themselves out as leaders of the Senate failed.
“I am deeply disappointed at the refusal of the State Senate ‘majority caucus’ to do its job on transportation, yet I remain fully committed to creating a transportation solution.
"Refusal to act ensures more congestion, road and bridge failures, and cuts to transit service.
"I look forward to working with reasonable, responsible leaders for long-term solutions that benefit the entire state and keep our people and economy moving.
"The people demand a solution. The business community demands a solution. Washington's economic future demands a solution. We all know this to be indispensable. It cannot wait.
“Therefore, I am asking our partners in business, local government, education, freight, environment, and labor to reconvene in the coming weeks to identify the next steps to protect our regional economy.”