Rep. Larry Seaquist

26th Legislative District Town Halls This Weekend

February 19, 2014

Rep. Larry Seaquist

26th Legislative District Town Halls This Weekend

Reps. Larry Seaquist and Jesse Young will host a series of town hall meetings on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 for residents of the 26th Legislative District. Seaquist and Young will give an update on the 2014 legislative session, discuss the issues important to the 26th district, and take questions and suggestions from participants. We hope that you can attend! Friday, February 21 Gig Harbor 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Peninsula High School Auditorium 14105 Purdy Dr NW, … Continue reading

Education Priorities

January 15, 2014

Rep. Larry Seaquist

Education Priorities

HELPING OUR UNDERPAID TEACHERS As you may have read, last week the state Supreme Court released a formal order finding that we in the legislature have not made enough progress toward fully funding state’s our basic education system.  I agree with their finding: we have made some progress, but our current budget falls way short in several areas. One option is to restart our teacher’s cost of living increases.  For six years our budgets have left our teachers and school … Continue reading

Seaquist proposes to rollback and cap Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls

December 3, 2013

Rep. Larry Seaquist

Seaquist proposes to rollback and cap Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls

State Representative Larry Seaquist is calling for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) to be included in the gas tax deal-making. “We are paying 100% of the bridge costs,” said Seaquist. “If we are going to raise gas taxes, part of that must be used to restore simple fairness to our bridge users.” “We were the state’s tolling guinea pig,” said Seaquist. “One of the big lessons in tolling is that the cost of these mega-projects needs to be spread fairly.” … Continue reading

GET program gets great news

September 17, 2013

Washington House Democrats

GET program gets great news

Perhaps just as you were thinking it unsafe to read anything about tuition price tags for colleges and universities: Along now comes excellent news for higher-education students — and especially for the folks who pay the bill for same.Unit-prices for the state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program, contrary to predictions (Washington prepaid tuition cost likely going up again), will stay at $172 apiece this year. Overall, GET’s financial health is on the upswing, according to State Actuary Matt Smith‘s recent … Continue reading

Should college graduates ‘Pay It Forward’?

August 5, 2013

Washington House Democrats

Should college graduates ‘Pay It Forward’?

Nowadays many college students are juggling two or three jobs to pay for school, on top of student loans. The Great Recession has led to deep cuts in higher ed, sending tuition prices into the stratosphere and knocking many students off the ladder of opportunity. The result? An even wider divide between the Charlie Bucket’s and the Mr. Burns’ of the world. Legislators in Olympia are exploring solutions to this growing problem. One proposal that’s gained traction in Oregon is … Continue reading

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Rep. Larry Seaquist asks constituents what they think the legislature’s education priorities should be in order to reach the 2018 education funding target. Rep. Seaquist also explains the ladder of two-year budgets needed to reach our goals.


Rep. Larry Seaquist discusses the legislative budget process in this week’s Washington White Board.


These days it is very hard for kids to get a job and get the life skills you can only get on the job. Here are two young people telling the legislature how they got started. We need to make sure every young person in the state has this opportunity.

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