Rep. Kristine Lytton
Majority Floor Leader

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Legislative Update

July 7, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to provide you with the latest update on the state’s transportation package. In addition to passing the Operating and Capital Budgets last week, we passed the transportation funding bill, which will provide approximately $42 million in projects – and jobs – for the 40th district. My thanks to House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn for her leadership and tireless negotiating on this package since May 2013. I would also like to express my gratitude to … Continue reading

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Legislative Update

July 6, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On June 29, the Legislature avoided a government shutdown by passing an operating budget that serves as a compromise between the House and Senate. While I am frustrated by the need for three special sessions, I am pleased that we passed an operating budget that prioritizes the health of our communities and the education of our children. Achievements that will allow us to make core investments in services important to our constituents include: K-12 Education: $1.3 billion … Continue reading

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Legislative Update

June 16, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now half way through our second special session. As negotiations have unfolded, competing priorities have been at the center of the budget debate. I believe that compromise is important. However, it should not come at the expense of cutting essential services to our most vulnerable. Many legislators work hard to carefully use state resources to ensure opportunity for all Washington residents. For instance, some legislators propose carefully targeted investments in programs that help foster … Continue reading

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Special Session Legislative Update

May 28, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Special Session Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are nearing the end of our first special session and budget negotiations are proceeding fairly slowly. At this time, it looks like the Governor will have to call for a second special session. One issue drawing national and statewide attention is the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). President George W. Bush’s education reform initiative has proven to be deeply flawed and is in desperate need of revision. For far too long, congressional deadlock hampered … Continue reading

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Special Session Update

May 14, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Kristine Lytton’s Special Session Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Week 3 of special session is coming to a close and there has been a lot of discussion about higher education funding. Since the recession, funding cuts to public colleges and universities have led to exorbitant increases in tuition nationwide. According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington unfortunately ranks third for the largest average tuition increase in the nation. As you can see from the chart on the right, … Continue reading

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