Rep. Pat Sullivan

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan statement on Senate passage of a transportation package

March 2, 2015

Rep. Pat Sullivan

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan statement on Senate passage of a transportation package

“Transportation funding is important, and I’m encouraged the Senate has sent the House a transportation package and revenue proposal. There are positive pieces in the package, but unfortunately, the bad greatly outweighs the good. “Had Senate Republicans agreed to a “clean” package focusing on transportation and investment in our state’s infrastructure, we would be in a much better position to come to agreement. We now have a lot of work to do make this a true transportation package, not a … Continue reading

Surplus or deficit: Which is it?

February 25, 2015

Rep. Pat Sullivan

Surplus or deficit: Which is it?

You don’t need an advanced math degree to understand basic budget principles. Even though our state budget is 487 pages and takes several months to produce, the budget itself is not a complex tool. It is essentially a plan of allocating funds for anticipated expenses based on projected revenues. The end result of our budget, like most budgets, falls into one of three categories: Surplus – Our expected revenue collections are higher than our planned expenses. Deficit – Our expected … Continue reading

Sullivan bill helps local schools match learning activities to communities

January 28, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Sullivan bill helps local schools match learning activities to communities

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) introduced a bill today to help bring additional education opportunities to underserved areas and students. HB 1795 would give more flexibility to the process that allows schools to use a portion of Learning Assistance Program (LAP) money to contract with community organizations to provide after-school and summer education programs. It would also require that parents be involved in the service provided. Currently, the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s office must approve such contracts. Sullivan’s bill … Continue reading

House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

November 18, 2014

Washington House Democrats

House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

The House Democratic Caucus met in Olympia today and selected a number of leaders for the next Legislature. Frank Chopp (Seattle): House Speaker-designate Pat Sullivan (Covington): Majority Leader Eric Pettigrew (Seattle): Majority Caucus Chair Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim): Majority Whip Kris Lytton (Anacortes): Majority Floor Leader The remaining members of the HDC Leadership team, including the Speaker pro tem-designate, will be elected at a future date. The Speaker-designate and Speaker pro tem-designate must be elected by the entire House … Continue reading

Election-year restrictions on communications are now in effect

June 30, 2014

Rep. Pat Sullivan

Thank you for visiting my website. Beginning July 1, election-year restrictions are in place and I must limit outreach and external communications to my constituents. Those restrictions include posting new content on our websites after June 30, so this page will be static until December. However, if you need information or have a legislative issue, please feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns and my office will return your call, email or letter promptly. Even though my … Continue reading

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