Washington state budget includes money for interstate bridge
PORTLAND, Ore. — The transportation budget recently passed by Washington state lawmakers includes $35 million for renewed efforts to replace the Interstate 5 bridge connecting Washington and Oregon, and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she is ready to work with Washington to replace the aging span. Lawmakers in Oregon, however, remain wary of engaging with their Washington counterparts because of mistrust that built up when Washington killed a $3 billion bridge project in 2013 that had secured federal funding.
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