The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce will join groups from across the state in a bipartisan show of support for the Transportation Revenue Package at 10 a.m. Monday on the Capitol steps in Olympia.
“Interests span from Spokane to Everett, Republican to Democrats, and they all will share the same message that this proposed package is too critical not to do — and that action is needed now — this session,” said an afternoon news release from the Chamber.
Gov. Jay Inslee, Congressman Denny Heck (D-10th District), the Senate and House Transportation Committee chairs and other Legislative leaders will address the crowd to voice the belief that this State cannot wait another year or another day to pass the investment package.
“Four out of every 10 jobs in Washington are trade-dependent,” said the statement from the Chamber, “so it is vital that we meet our freight mobility needs, congestion relief goals, and support economic development so the citizens of this State have family-wage jobs available now and well into the future.
“The various interests from across the state — representing business, labor, farm, environment and transit — are putting aside historical and traditional differences. Participants will implore elected leaders to pass a bipartisan Transportation Revenue Package during the Special Session and keep the state moving forward.”