At the end of the 2019 legislative session, the legislature approved budget bills put forward by Rep. Bruce Chandler and local legislators to invest in important region projects.

Those included were:

  • $2.5 million for a new affordable housing development for homeless veterans
  • $309,000 for expansion of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Yakima;
  • $154,500 for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo to build a new livestock display arena for 4-H, FFA and other local exhibitors;
  • $62,830 for the Filipino Hall renovation in Wapato
  • $25,750 for the YV-Tech Welding Program in Sunnyside to purchase a welding simulation system for career and technical education training