Category Archives: Sharon Tomiko Santos
You’re invited to join Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos with her colleagues, Rep. Eric Pettigrew and Sen. Adam Kline, for the next 37th Legislative District town hall. Date: Saturday, March 23 Time: 10 a.m. – noon Location: Garfield Community Center (Multi-Purpose Room) 2323 East Cherry Seattle, WA 98122 Please call Rep. Santos’ office for more information at 360-786-7944.
The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is responsible for administering a federal program designed to level the playing field for disadvantaged businesses. Unfortunately, some companies are abusing the program. Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos of Seattle introduced legislation – HB 1674 – that would give the OMWBE the direct authority to investigate and punish those who commit fraud. Fraudulent contractors not only steal from taxpayers, but they also hurt all of the other small businesses who work hard … Continue reading
The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is responsible for administering a federal program designed to level the playing field for disadvantaged businesses. Unfortunately, some companies are abusing the program. Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos is looking to end that abuse and punish cheaters who rig the system for their own advantage. She introduced HB 1674 which would create a fraud unit within the office and impose penalties on those who cheat the system.
Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos was reappointed to chair the House Education Committee for the 2013 legislative session by the House Democratic Caucus. Santos is entering her eighth term as a representative from Seattle and her third year chairing the House Education Committee. “The incoming Legislature must focus on resolving the problems identified in the McCleary decision that was handed down by the Supreme Court earlier this year,” said Santos. “While the court acknowledged the critical reforms we enacted during the … Continue reading
Olympia – The House of Representatives took another step towards helping struggling public schools by approving House Bill 2799 Monday afternoon. HB 2799, sponsored by Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-Covington), creates a five-year pilot project known as the Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success (CSIS). The project will provide resources for public and private colleges of education to partner with underachieving elementary schools. The partnerships are designed to find innovative ways to meet the needs of struggling schools. “I believe we … Continue reading