Rep. Eric Pettigrew

Rep. Pettigrew given “Pioneer” award by digital public schools

February 25, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Rep. Pettigrew given “Pioneer” award by digital public schools

Rep. Eric Pettigrew is an education rebel.  He’s not aligned with any one group or special interest.  He’s a long-time believer in doing what works. “Traditional public schools must provide a strong foundation and path to success for Washington’s students,” Pettigrew said.  “It is our job as legislators to give these schools the tools they need. But it is also our job to watch, listen and learn.  If Washington’s education system is not working, we can’t keep doing the same … Continue reading

Statement from Rep. Eric Pettigrew on Washington’s first charter school

February 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Statement from Rep. Eric Pettigrew on Washington’s first charter school

As a long-time supporter of charter schools, I was honored to learn that the Washington’s first charter school, based on First Place School, currently a no-tuition private school in Seattle’s Central District, will make its transition to a public school in the 37th legislative district! Our regular public schools provide many children with a great education. But the system is not built to accommodate the unique needs of every student. Charter schools can provide students with the support, individualized attention … Continue reading

Liias, Fain, Pettigrew and Manweller introduce bipartisan technology R&D incentives renewal

January 28, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Liias, Fain, Pettigrew and Manweller introduce bipartisan technology R&D incentives renewal

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Seattle, and Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, introduced legislation in their respective chambers that would renew and extend research and development (R&D) tax incentives for the high technology and bio-technology industries in Washington until 2040. SB 6430 and HB 2685 are a bipartisan approach to renewal of the business and occupation tax credit for expenditures on R&D activities and the sales tax deferral on investment in R&D facilities and equipment … Continue reading

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