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On March 19, Reps. Mia Gregerson and Tina Orwall and Sen. Karen Keiser hosted a live telephone town hall for residents of their 33rd Legislative District to discuss issues important to the community. Calls were placed to thousands of district homes with an invitation to participate in the event. The format resembled a giant conference call: Listeners posed questions directly to the legislators, and anyone on the line could hear both questions and responses. To listen to the one-hour telephone … Continue reading
Rep. Tana Senn gives a legislative wrap-up of some of the successes and disappointments of the 2014 legislative session.
More lower- and middle-income students will get a chance to go to college and gain high-demand skills under a bill by Rep. Drew Hansen that was signed into law April 3 by Gov. Inslee. “We believe, as a state and a nation, that every child should have the opportunity to succeed,” Hansen said. “Nothing is more critical to that opportunity and that success in the 21st century than a college education.”
The state’s economy would get a boost from entrepreneurs tapping into an innovative source of financing to start businesses and create jobs, under the Washington Jobs Act of 2014, a bill signed by Gov. Inslee today. “Start-up businesses – from food trucks to software developers – can get the money they need to get off the ground,” the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Cyrus Habib of Kirkland, said when the bill passed the House earlier this year. “And ordinary people from … Continue reading
Today, Governor Inslee signed HB 2160 into law. This compromise, finally brokered by Rep. Laurie Jinkins between physical therapists and chiropractors, was in the making for many years. Rep. Jinkins noted, “At a time when our nation is trying to increase access to healthcare, this sensible approach will do just that – allow more patients to access the treatment they need. Forty-eight states allow physical therapists to perform some form of spinal manipulation. It’s time for Washington to get on … Continue reading