Rep. Larry Haler is pleased that the 2007-09 state capital budget proposed today by the House of Representatives would allocate $3 million toward design and construction of the Hanford Reach National Monument Heritage and Visitor Center.
In all, the House capital budget proposal contains more than $12 million for construction projects and other capital-related investments in Benton City, West Richland and Richland, which are in the 8th Legislative District represented by Haler.
"The Hanford Reach has a fascinating heritage, and its status as a national monument is well deserved. I'm glad the House of Representatives is interested in preserving and promoting it," said Haler, R-Richland.
Haler is also glad to see $1 million proposed for building a…
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