Stanford and Springer issue statements on Hirst impasse

OLYMPIA— After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision, Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) and Rep. Larry Springer... READ MORE

Gang prevention funding included in new state budget to improve public safety

With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people. Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn... READ MORE

4-corner agreement reached on state’s capital budget

  OLYMPIA – Negotiators representing all four legislative caucuses reached an agreement on Tuesday evening on a proposed $4 billion capital budget, which funds construction projects for schools, colleges, parks, and the environment around the state. Tens of thousands of... READ MORE

Federal Way Legislator Kristine Reeves Appointed to Veterans Committee

OLYMPIA – State Representative Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) has been appointed to a committee to study military and veterans’ issues that makes recommendations to the Legislature for changes to state law. The Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs includes... READ MORE

Eastside legislators receive the Arc of King County Inclusion Award

OLYMPIA – Rep. Joan McBride (D-48th, Kirkland) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45th, Kirkland) were honored in a ceremony Thursday, July 13, for their legislative work supporting people with developmental disabilities. Both legislators received the Arc of King County Inclusion Award... READ MORE

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