Category Archives: Jake Fey
Legislative Update Please take a few minutes to watch my latest video update, where I discusses important deadlines, legislative batting averages, and helping homeless youth.
Helping our Homeless Youth This session I am working on legislation that will address a growing problem in Tacoma and across our state: how to better serve young homeless children. Unfortunately right now there is very little information about this demographic – and what we don’t know is hurting them. That is why I am sponsoring House Bill 1928, which direct the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to collect and report on the data that lawmakers need to develop … Continue reading
On February 5th, Reps Jinkins & Fey along with Sen. Jeannie Darnielle hosted a telephone town hall. Under the format, thousands of constituents received phone calls and were invited to ask questions and listen to a live conversation with their legislators. Constituents asked questions about affordable housing, mental health, transportation and teacher compensation. But, the common thread of the call was the need to reform our state’s broken, regressive tax system and to raise revenue for critical services. Stay tuned … Continue reading
Video Update Interested in a quick summary of the big issues we’re working on this session? Click the video below to learn more. First bills of the session In true bipartisan spirit, the House sent two bills over to the Senate this week. Mental health: Joel’s Law passed 98-0 as the first bill approved by the House. It’s a step in the right direction in fixing our state’s badly broken mental health system. The bill is named after Joel Reuter, … Continue reading
Legislation to expand regional transit service in the Puget Sound received positive support from local elected officials and members of the community at a hearing of the House Transportation Committee yesterday afternoon. “Sound Transit 3 would expand predictable and reliable light rail further into Pierce, Snohomish, and King Counties, providing greater transportation choices and reducing gridlock for those who use personal vehicles,” said Representative Jake Fey, Vice-Chair of the House Transportation Committee and the prime sponsor of the bill. The … Continue reading