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Town asks $625,000 for library COVID-19 costs

La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes led his dream team of advocates for $625,000 in state funds for the new La Conner Swinomish Library figuratively through the halls of the state government last Thursday. Hayes coordinated 15 minute Zoom meetings with Joe Timmons, Gov. Jay Inslee’s Northwest Washington Regional Outreach Representative and LD 10 Sen. Ron Muzzall and Reps. Greg Gilday and Dave Paul.

The governor and legislators understand the setbacks in construction projects from the coronavirus pandemic and associated schedule delays and cost increases in labor and materials, Hayes said. Library boar...


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