State Sen. Pridemore backs off CRC state panel objection

By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian assistant metro editor

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State Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver, said Wednesday morning that he's withdrawn his objections to a legislative subcommittee to oversee the Columbia River Crossing, and he will support the supplemental transportation budget regardless of what it says about the proposed subcommittee.

On Tuesday, Pridemore said he had concerns about the subcommittee's requirement to have two Southwest Washington lawmakers on it. Lawmakers from Southwest Washington would have trouble remaining unbiased, Pridemore said.

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