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House passes Stanford bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members

March 2, 2015

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House passes Stanford bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members. House Bill 1706 would allow universities, community and technical colleges to waive building fees and activity fees for military service members receiving tuition assistance from the U.S. Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. This program provides tuition assistance for service members to pursue a secondary education, but due to a recent change at the federal level, … Continue reading

Rep. Derek Stanford statement on Humane Society lobby day

February 25, 2015

Rep. Derek Stanford

Rep. Derek Stanford statement on Humane Society lobby day

A message from Rep. Derek Stanford: “Yesterday I had the privilege to spend my afternoon with the Humane Society during their lobby day. “Reducing cruelty to animals is not just good for the animals; it teaches compassion that results in less cruelty to people and a healthier, happier and more just society. We have a great tradition in Washington of taking care of our environment, and that includes taking care of animals — from your neighborhood cat to some of … Continue reading

Rep. Stanford bills would make college a reality for more veterans and active service members

February 16, 2015

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Rep. Stanford bills would make college a reality for more veterans and active service members

OLYMPIA – House committees have passed two bills from Rep. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell) that would make college more affordable for veterans and active duty servicemen and women. “Too often our veterans face a tough battle after they return home,” Stanford said. “By making a college education more affordable and more available for the men and women who serve our country, we can do our part in serving them and helping them build a future for themselves and their … Continue reading

Rep. Derek Stanford introduces bill to ban non-compete agreements

February 3, 2015

Rep. Derek Stanford

Rep. Derek Stanford introduces bill to ban non-compete agreements

OLYMPIA – In Washington state some of the best and brightest future entrepreneurs are knocked out of the running by overused non-compete agreements that reinforce the wealthy and stifle startups. But today the House Labor Committee heard House Bill 1926, a bill from Rep. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell) that would prohibit all future non-compete agreements in Washington, with few exceptions. “Non-compete agreements have ballooned into a business practice that’s used too often and too broadly,” Stanford said. “Of course, there … Continue reading

Joint committee for drought preparedness can only meet after drought begins

January 29, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Joint committee for drought preparedness can only meet after drought begins

Currently in Washington, the Department of Ecology is at the ready to establish a Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought in the event of a water shortage. The point of the committee, which is comprised of four state senators and four representatives, is to allow the state to prepare for a drought. The problem is that under current law the committee is not allowed to meet until a drought has been officially declared. Rep. Derek Stanford (D – … Continue reading

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