Northwest up for federal money

Washington state could get more than $370 million in federal funding for various projects, including Sound Transit and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – if a spending bill currently in the U.S. Senate make it through.

Sound Transit, along with Oregon’s Portland-based Tri-Met rail service, are on the bill’s top ten items, a government watchdog group called Taxpayers for Common Sense said.

Salmon recovery, transportation and even museums could get funding from the bill, which slates $373.1 million for Washington and $125.7 million for Oregon.

Washington state ranks 12th per capita in spending on the omnibus bill, which could get voted on this week.