New state budget offers help—and hope—to rural hospitals

OLYMPIA — Help is on the way for rural hospitals, especially two sole community hospitals that are the foundation of health care for residents in Clallam County and Grays Harbor County. “Every family needs access to health care, and that... READ MORE

2018 Budget Agreement Increases Education Funding, Cuts Taxes

OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the House and Senate today announced a 2018 supplemental operating budget plan that will provide property tax relief while directing additional funding to K-12 education, mental health care and college financial aid. The budget plan... READ MORE

Kagi: A champion for children and families: Chair of Early Learning and Human Services will not seek re-election in 2018

Kagi: A champion for children and families Chair of Early Learning and Human Services will not seek re-election in 2018 OLYMPIA—After 20 years in the legislature, Representative Ruth Kagi announced today that she will not seek re-election. “The greatest honor... READ MORE

Tharinger: Construction budgets invests in public schools, mental health and environment

OLYMPIA—Changes to the state’s $4.2 billion construction budget will put more funding into building schools, mental health facilities and environmental projects, said Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Dungeness, chair of the House Capital Budget Committee. “Our state is growing rapidly because of... READ MORE

Rep. Clibborn: It’s been an honor to serve

OLYMPIA—After serving in the House of Representatives since 2003, Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) said she is most proud of working in a bipartisan manner with lawmakers from every corner of the state. “Transportation is about building bridges—and not just... READ MORE

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