Published on March 4, 2016

OLYMPIA – In an effort to attract aircraft repair and maintenance companies to Washington, the state House today approved legislation to extend tax exemptions for new repair facility construction. The tax breaks, a refund of the state portion of sales… READ MORE

Published on February 24, 2016

With 16 days left of session, we are nearing our final policy committee cutoff. This is the deadline for Senate bills to pass out of House Committees and vice versa. Next week we will have fiscal committee cutoff to address… READ MORE

Published on February 17, 2016

OLYMPIA – In an effort to streamline processes, the state House has approved legislation to allow local governments to use electronic signatures and records. HB 2427, sponsored by Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), would authorize local agencies, which include counties, cities,… READ MORE

Published on February 17, 2016

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed another bill aimed at getting more qualified teachers into our classrooms to address the growing teacher crisis in Washington. HB 2573 would ramp up teacher recruitment efforts, encourage retired teachers to return to… READ MORE

Published on February 12, 2016

OLYMPIA – A self-evaluation is an opportunity for honest, sometimes critical, reflection and shouldn’t end up outside of a personnel file. That’s why the state House of Representatives approved HB 1804 to exempt the personnel records, including self-evaluations, of professional… READ MORE

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