Category Archives: Larry Springer

House passes Springer bill to increase affordable housing in King County

OLYMPIA – Last night, in a vote of 63-35 the House passed House Bill 1223, sponsored by Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland. “There are not enough affordable homes in the Puget Sound area,” said Springer. “And for too many hard-working Moms and Dads in King County, the American Dream is out of reach. Every worker, no matter their net worth, deserves to have a home that isn’t hours from where they work. This bill will help more Washingtonians find an affordable … Continue reading

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Listen to the 45th District Telephone Town Hall

Last week Representatives Goodman and Springer hosted the State Legislature’s first telephone town hall of the year. Under the format, thousands of constituents received a phone call just after 6pm and had the opportunity to have a live conversation with Representatives Goodman and Springer, and listen to questions from their friends and neighbors. Hundreds of people participated and the representatives answered questions on education, healthcare, public safety and transportation. You can listen to the whole event here. Click to download … Continue reading

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Rep. Springer introduces bill to eliminate payday lending

OLYMPIA – Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, knows that current payday lending has been a big problem for consumers. “Our current payday lending system is broken,” said Rep. Springer. “Too often it leaves consumers in a never-ending cycle of debt. It’s time for a new approach. At the same time, when crises hit families, like car repairs, large medical bills or unexpected emergencies, they must have a way to access small, short-term credit.” Today, Rep. Springer, along with 33 other Democrats … Continue reading

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Telephone Town Hall – Media Advisory

Who: 45th District Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland and Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland What: Telephone town hall When: 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 29 Where: 45th Legislative District and Olympia Why: Reps. Springer and Goodman would like to talk with 45th District constituents about their concerns for the 2015 legislative session. Under the telephone town hall format, thousands of constituents will receive automatically generated telephone calls to their homes in the 45th Legislative District just before 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan … Continue reading

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Wine, public policy and jobs – a trifecta!

If there are two things State Representative Larry Springer knows, it’s good wine and good public policy. And he knows that in order to make good wine, or good beer or good spirits for that matter, you must be able to taste them. This is why Rep. Springer introduced one of the very first bills of the legislative session, HB 1004. This new legislation will allow alcohol tasting for students at colleges or universities in our state training in specifically … Continue reading

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