PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington Gov. Gary Locke will discuss his capital program during a press conference set for 11:30 a.m. at Washington State University’s Center for Undergraduate Education. Local media representatives are invited to be at the center’s west entrance (facing Johnson Tower) for a building tour at 10:40 a.m. We are asking media to be set up by 11:15 a.m.

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Background:

Locke plans to ask the Legislature to take swift action on a refinancing plan that will cover a $200 million shortfall in the construction budget and add another $100 million in projects. In early December, the governor restarted the state’s $880 million capital improvement program.

The refinancing proposal saves a total of 2,800 new jobs that would have been lost and also creates 1,400 new jobs in the coming year, according to Locke.