Category Archives: Roger Goodman
OLYMPA – Today, in the House Higher Education Committee, HB 1988, the “Tuition Lock” sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, had a successful public hearing. “As far as I’m concerned, higher education is the top priority in my district,” Goodman said in his testimony. “The vast majority of people in the 45th legislative district are families with children who want to attend college. These and other families across Washington are worried about the increasing cost of their kids’ college education.” … Continue reading
Rep. Goodman’s children were able to make it down to the legislature for Children’s Day today. Each year, children of staff and legislators get to come down and sit on the House Floor. There is singing, a resolution read and usually pizza too! Rep. Goodman’s two kids are Children’s Day veterans but were especially excited this year as they were able to meet Governor Inslee and serve as honorary Pages in the afternoon. It’s always lots of fun to have the family … Continue reading
Three years ago Rep. Goodman paved a new, smarter, more effective path to justice in our state’s system. He passed a bill, HB 1775, that legalized the use of restorative justice. Restorative justice is a theory of justice that repairs the harm caused by an offender’s behavior through a cooperative processes that includes both the victim and the offender. This year, Rep. Goodman is expanding on that success with a new proposal, HB 1505 that will allow judges the discretion to apply … Continue reading
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
Rep. Goodman believes college should be affordable, and that parents should be able to plan for the cost of their children’s college. That’s why today, he dropped a bill called “Tuition Lock”. If the bill passes, students who finish college on time will pay the same tuition all four years.