March 18, 2013
OLYMPIA (AP) — A key Republican lawmaker said Friday that a consultant hired by the state's Department of Transportation to review three large transportation projects has a conflict of interest.
Sen. Curtis King of Yakima, co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said the choice of Ron Paananen to lead a review of the Alaskan Way Viaduct project, the State Route 520 Bridge replacement and the Columbia River Crossing project should be reconsidered.
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