Rep. Kristine Lytton
Majority Floor Leader

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

Rep. Lytton Legislative Update: Special Session

April 29, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Lytton Legislative Update: Special Session

Dear Friends and Family, Friday was the last day of regular session and we are now on our way into special session. Unlike other states that have full-time state legislatures, members of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives work on a part-time basis. Many of us juggle legislative work with our respective professions which means that the amount of days we are actually in Olympia, passing bills and working on the budget, is rather limited. So what is … Continue reading

Rep. Kris Lytton’s legislative update: Week 14

April 14, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve made it to Week 14 and there’s just two weeks left in the 2015 session. I am really looking forward to getting home soon but we still have a lot of work to do before heading back. The House has passed all three of its proposed budgets: Operating, Transportation, and Capital; and budget negotiations with the Senate are underway. In the meantime, we’ve been working to pass policy bills that came to us from the … Continue reading

Rep. Lytton’s Legislative Update: Week 12

April 2, 2015

Travis Shofner

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve made it to Week 12! Last Friday, Representatives Ross Hunter and Reuven Carlyle released the 2015-17 House Operating Budget. I support this budget because it promotes our shared values and makes real investments in the future of our economy and the wellbeing of Washingtonians. It is with this budget that we are supporting an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Funding McCleary You may be wondering how funding for K-12 education … Continue reading

Rep. Lytton’s Legislative Update: Week 10

March 18, 2015

Rep. Kristine Lytton

Rep. Lytton’s Legislative Update: Week 10

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re now in Week 10 and a lot has happened over the past few weeks. The House of Origin cutoff deadline officially passed on Wednesday, March 11 at 5pm. With some exceptions – namely, bills that are necessary to implement the budget – the House will now turn its attention to legislation our Senate colleagues have passed to us. Senate bills are being referred to House committees, and the next few weeks will be busy with … Continue reading

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