Fagan, Schmick legislation to extend scenic byway signed by governor

Constituent request bill is now a state law

Reps. Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick this year introduced House Bill 1024 at the request of the towns of Rockford, Fairfield and Latah in southern Spokane County.

The legislation extends the Highway 27 Scenic Byway through the town of Tekoa and through Rockford's Highway 278, all the way to the Idaho border. This week, the bill was signed into law by the governor.

“It's nice to see a project from start to finish. Meeting with constituents and working on something in the Legislature that works for their communities, is very rewarding. Rockford Mayor Micki Harnois was instrumental in the success of this legislation. Her support back home and here in Olympia paid dividends for her community,” said Fagan, R-Pullman. “After the special session ends, I hope folks in the district will offer me other localized issues to work on in the 2012 session.”

“This is something that Rockford and the neighboring communities wanted and so I'm happy the bill made it through the process and was signed by the governor,” said Schmick, R-Colfax.

The 2011 regular, 105-day legislative session adjourned April 22. Lawmakers will be called back to Olympia for a special session to address the state operating budget on Tuesday, April 26.

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