House supplemental capital budget plan includes funding for Ellensburg rodeo project and Roslyn Community Center

A capital budget spending plan passed by the Washington State House of Representatives on Tuesday night includes funding for the Ellensburg rodeo project and Roslyn Community and Cultural Center.

Rep. Matt Manweller was able to secure funding for the projects in the supplemental proposal.

The House proposed capital spending plan allocates $100,000 for the Ellensburg fairgrounds project in the Washington State Department of Agriculture section of the budget that is dedicated to improve safety and access at fairs.

“This funding would get the ball rolling to make the Ellensburg rodeo grounds A-D-A accessible and make needed repairs and upgrades,” said Manweller, R-Ellensburg. “The rodeos and fairs in our region are important to our local economies. For the rodeos and fairs to continue to be a strong draw we want to make sure we have high-quality facilities.”

The budget also allocates $523,000 for the Roslyn Community and Cultural Center.

“The center would protect Roslyn’s historic past, but bring it into the future with this economic development project,” said Manweller. “The plan is to have the center serve as a resource learning center, attract businesses, provide studio space and workshops, and possibly in some STEM related fields.”

The capital budget, House Bill 6095, passed by a vote of 95-3 and now heads to the negotiating table where the House and Senate will work out any differences between their two capital budget plans.

The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn the regular session on March 8.


Washington State House Republican Communications