June 23, 2021

Clark County colleges get millions in funding in capital budget | News

Rick Bannan


North County is slated to see funding for a variety of projects in the state’s coming biennium as the recently-approved capital budget has dollars for colleges, infrastructure, and a new library in Woodland, among other items.

Substitute House Bill 1080 passed the Washington State Senate April 25, appropriating $6.3 billion in spending for capital projects statewide. Of that amount, more than $118 million will go toward projects benefiting North County. Gov. Jay Inslee still has to sign the bill before the appropriations are official.

The two largest sums of money were for Clark County’s two colleges. Clark College is slated for more than $53 million for its Boschma Farms campus set to be built on Ridgefield’s…

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