Category Archives: Marcus Riccelli

A Message from Marcus: Session Recap (Part 2)

Good Jobs and Infrastructure for Spokane   It’s wonderful to be back in Spokane. Last week I ran through operating and transportation budget victories for our community. This week I’d like to recap our capital infrastructure and policy wins, as well as highlight areas where we have more work to do. The Capital Budget passed this month will create family-wage jobs and promote infrastructure projects that will help our community thrive. Here are some highlights: NEWTECH Skill Center: $8.15 million Women & Children’s Free … Continue reading

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A Message from Marcus: End of Session Update

Final Budgets Lay Foundation for Strong Communities   Rep. Riccelli talks with his seatmates, Senator Billig and Rep. Ormsby, in the final days of negotiations. Last Friday marked the end of the 2015 legislative session. Thanks to the hard work and determination of countless advocates in our community and across the state, we managed to stand strong for budgets that put people first. The 2015-2017 operating budget makes crucial investments in K-12 education, early learning, mental health, and other core services. … Continue reading

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House Democrats announce support for Dr. Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine

OLYMPIA – Following the tragic loss of Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University, students and leaders across the state have rallied around the idea of naming the WSU medical school in his honor. In that spirit, State Representatives Sam Hunt, Chris Reykdal, Timm Ormsby, and Marcus Riccelli sponsored legislation to honor Dr. Floyd’s memory by naming the future WSU Medical School after him. The driving force behind the creation of the WSU Medical School, Dr. Floyd has … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Riccelli on passing of Dr. Elson Floyd

“I am deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss of WSU President Elson Floyd. His legacy in Pullman, Spokane, and our state is immeasurable and has created long-lasting opportunities for all current, former, and future students for many years to come. He was the definitive champion for moving WSU forward. “Despite his health concerns, Dr. Floyd worked tirelessly to create a path for a new generation of doctors to engage in cutting-edge community-based training to ensure Washington patients get the care … Continue reading

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Special Session Update

Dear Friends, We left the last session with a big divide between the House and Senate budgets. I wanted to update you on where we are at in the special session. Yesterday afternoon I was pleased to support the passage of legislation that will ensure children on Apple Health (Medicaid) have the same access to “Bright Futures” developmental and autism screenings as other kids. Families on Apple Health already have a tougher time than most, and it doesn’t make things any easier … Continue reading

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