Governor endorses bill from Warnick and Dent
Last updated 5/2/2017 at 4:29am
Last Wednesday the governor signed legislation from 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Tom Dent that would enable irrigation districts to enter into public-private partnerships for new energy infrastructure, including hydroelectric projects.
“This is a good piece of bipartisan legislation that is going to create jobs and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our irrigation-district systems,” said Dent, R-Moses Lake, about Senate Bill 5261, which is identical to a House bill he introduced.
“We will be able to put a lot of people to work building the generating stations and...