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Rep. Gerry Pollet’s statement on the Senate Republican’s Higher Education proposal

February 12, 2015

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Rep. Gerry Pollet’s statement on the Senate Republican’s Higher Education proposal

“Washington families deserve a higher education system that provides each and every student the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential without breaking the bank to do so. That is why I have championed legislation for the past three years to move the State to a goal that tuition should not exceed ten percent of the average family’s income in order for the opportunity of higher education to be affordable to every Washingtonian. I am happy to see that Senate Republicans … Continue reading

Seattle Legislator proposes to open meetings of Seattle Zoo Board and similar public private entities

December 23, 2014

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Seattle Legislator proposes to open meetings of Seattle Zoo Board and similar public private entities

When the Seattle Zoo’s board met to decide the fate of its elephants, it refused to let news reporters and the public observe its discussion and vote. Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle) will propose legislation to open up the meetings and records of private boards that carry out governmental functions while using public monies to fund their operations, such as the zoo. “The press and public should never be barred from meetings where decisions are made with taxpayer resources at stake,” … Continue reading

Coalition of groups, Rep. Gerry Pollet praise WWU president’s call for increasing diversity at public higher education institutions

April 28, 2014

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Coalition of groups, Rep. Gerry Pollet praise WWU president’s call for increasing diversity at public higher education institutions

A coalition of multicultural-awareness groups and state Rep. Gerry Pollet, vice-chair of the House Higher Education Committee, today offered praise for Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard’s recent call to diversify his school’s student-population. Pollet and the organizations are urging a public show of unity against the “disgusting intolerance of those displaying or supporting messages on a public campus such as ‘diversity = white genocide.’” Pollet said the broad coalition of organizations that work to increase access and equity through … Continue reading

House measure to address lower class sizes will alleviate severe overcrowding

February 27, 2014

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Bipartisan school-construction legislation introduced in the state House of Representatives today will go a long way toward relieving severe overcrowding in Seattle schools, and meet our obligations to provide lower class sizes, according to state Rep. Gerry Pollet, who is a co-sponsor for House Bill 2797. The legislation authorizes the sale of $700 million in bonds to pay both for building new, full-day kindergarten classrooms and for reducing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade. Seattle Public Schools officials estimate … Continue reading

Seattle schools: Bipartisan House design to address lower class sizes will alleviate severe Seattle-schools overcrowding

February 26, 2014

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Bipartisan school-construction legislation introduced in the state House of Representatives today will go a long way toward relieving severe overcrowding in Seattle schools, and meet our obligations to provide lower class sizes, according to state Rep. Gerry Pollet, who is a co-sponsor for House Bill 2797. The legislation authorizes the sale of $700 million in bonds to pay both for building new, full-day kindergarten classrooms and for reducing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade. Seattle Public Schools officials estimate … Continue reading

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The bipartisan Open Government Caucus (OGC), led by a Seattle Democrat and an East Wenatchee Republican, hit the ground running at its first meeting this week.

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Representatives Gerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell, and Senator David Frockt on a recent Saturday morning joined many dozens of 46th Legislative District citizens in a Town Hall at North Seattle Community College. We engaged in a number of discussions about issues and concerns challenging our own and other neighborhoods all across Washington.

Representatives Gerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell, and Senator David Frockt on a recent Saturday morning joined many dozens of 46th Legislative District citizens in a Town Hall at North Seattle Community College. We engaged in a number of discussions about issues and concerns challenging our own and other neighborhoods all across Washington.