Rep. Chris Reykdal

House Democrats announce support for Dr. Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine

June 23, 2015

Washington House Democrats

OLYMPIA – Following the tragic loss of Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University, students and leaders across the state have rallied around the idea of naming the WSU medical school in his honor. In that spirit, State Representatives Sam Hunt, Chris Reykdal, Timm Ormsby, and Marcus Riccelli sponsored legislation to honor Dr. Floyd’s memory by naming the future WSU Medical School after him. The driving force behind the creation of the WSU Medical School, Dr. Floyd has … Continue reading

House approves test reform bill that would give 2,000 high school seniors the diplomas they’ve earned

June 11, 2015

Rep. Chris Reykdal

House approves test reform bill that would give 2,000 high school seniors the diplomas they’ve earned

The following is a joint statement from Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) and Rep. David Taylor (R-Moxee) on the passage of HB 2214 – high school assessment reform. “The House again today gathered strong bipartisan support (83-6) for a measure that will reform the state’s high school assessment requirements and provide much-needed relief to about 2,000 students who otherwise will not receive their diplomas this year. “The testing system we have in place now is excessive, redundant, and needlessly wastes millions … Continue reading

KIRO 7: Lawmakers take notice after Jesse looks into back billing from utility companies

June 10, 2015

Rep. Chris Reykdal

KIRO 7: Lawmakers take notice after Jesse looks into back billing from utility companies

Assessment reform approved by House of Representatives

May 27, 2015

Rep. Chris Reykdal

Assessment reform approved by House of Representatives

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to reduce the number of high-stakes standardized tests required for high school students was approved by the House of Representatives today by a vote of 87-7. HB 2214 sponsored by Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater), vice-chair of the House Education Committee, enhances local control of schools by cutting the number of required tests by more than half. The bill also places additional emphasis on students completing rigorous courses in their senior year to get them ready … Continue reading

Reykdal: Teachers and state employees deserve raise before lawmakers

May 14, 2015

Rep. Chris Reykdal

OLYMPIA – State Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) announced that he will donate to charity any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) provided to Legislators in excess of the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, long-term care workers, and other state collectively bargained agreements. “I deeply respect the individual decision each lawmaker will make regarding their COLA,” Reykdal said. “These are friends and fellow public servants. They often live away from their families and their communities for several months in order to serve in … Continue reading

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