Rep. Morgan Irwin comments on funds for 31st District projects as part of House capital budget proposal

On Monday afternoon, the state House of Representatives released its proposed 2019-21 capital budget. The $4.6 billion proposal includes approximately $10 million in funding for local projects around the 31st Legislative District. Rep. Morgan Irwin, a member on the House Capital Budget Committee, says the proposed funding will offer much needed capital improvements for many of his local communities, including:

  • $381,000 for the Mt. Peak historical fire lookout tower in Enumclaw
  • $309,000 for the Tehaleh Slopes mountain bike park in Bonney Lake
  • $258,000 for the Enumclaw Aquatic Center
  • $258,000 for the Fennel Creek trailhead in Bonney Lake
  • $250,000 for the Enumclaw Expo Center roof
  • $36,000 for Wilkeson water protection project

“I’m glad to see our district financially represented in the capital budget, and these projects earmarked to receive funds,” said Irwin, R-Enumclaw. “These projects were driven by local interest and advocacy. Without strong local support, none of these projects would’ve been included in the House’s proposed budget. I will continue to work closely with our budget writing team to ensure these funds remain in the final budget.”

Next steps for this budget include a public hearing in the House Capital Budget Committee on Wednesday; and full vote by the House chamber early next week. It will then move on to the Senate for the next stages of the negotiation process.

For more details, and a complete list of earmarked projects, click here.

The 105-day legislative session is scheduled to adjourn April 28.


Washington State House Republican Communications