Rep. Roger Goodman

Goodman’s disaster response bill passes legislature

April 23, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Goodman’s disaster response bill passes legislature

OLYMPIA – Major floods, landslides and earthquakes have devastating effects, yet firefighters, who are highly-trained first responders and often closest to the scene, are currently prohibited from helping out in the most serious disasters. Washington state law prevents fire departments to be mobilized in response to disasters other than fires. This deficiency in the law kept firefighters away from the rescue and recovery efforts after the Oso landslide. House Bill 1389, sponsored by Rep. Goodman, fixes this deficiency. “Tragedies like … Continue reading

Goodman bills bring financial health to crime victims and justice system

March 10, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Goodman bills bring financial health to crime victims and justice system

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, the House passed two bills sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, HB 2085 and HB 1390. These bills help poor defendants get back on their feet, ensure crime victims get restitution and help fund our criminal justice system in a fair manner. “Being poor isn’t a crime,” said Goodman. “But thousands of low-income Washingtonians have their drivers licenses suspended just because they can’t pay traffic fines.” HB 2085 fixes this problem by giving judges discretion to use … Continue reading

Tuition lock – Goodman bill has successful public hearing

February 18, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Tuition lock – Goodman bill has successful public hearing

OLYMPA – Today, in the House Higher Education Committee, HB 1988, the “Tuition Lock” sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, had a successful public hearing. “As far as I’m concerned, higher education is the top priority in my district,” Goodman said in his testimony. “The vast majority of people in the 45th legislative district are families with children who want to attend college. These and other families across Washington are worried about the increasing cost of their kids’ college education.” … Continue reading

Children’s Day!

February 16, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Children’s Day!

Rep. Goodman’s children were able to make it down to the legislature for Children’s Day today.  Each year, children of staff and legislators get to come down and sit on the House Floor.  There is singing, a resolution read and usually pizza too! Rep. Goodman’s two kids are Children’s Day veterans but were especially excited this year as they were able to meet Governor Inslee and serve as honorary Pages in the afternoon.  It’s always lots of fun to have the family … Continue reading

Restorative justice, it works!

February 10, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Restorative justice, it works!

Three years ago Rep. Goodman paved a new, smarter, more effective path to justice in our state’s system.  He passed a bill, HB 1775, that legalized the use of restorative justice. Restorative justice is a theory of justice that repairs the harm caused by an offender’s behavior through a cooperative processes that includes both the victim and the offender. This year, Rep. Goodman is expanding on that success with a new proposal, HB 1505 that will allow judges the discretion to apply … Continue reading

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Springer-Goodman 2014 Newsletter

Rep. Roger Goodman talks about the Dream Act and the opportunity it will provide for Washington students. Rep. Goodman also updates constituents on some of his legislation, including his firearms restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Rep. Roger Goodman talks about his work during the beginning of the current legislative session and what a “typical day” looks like for him. He also highlights one of the bills he is currently championing.

Rep. Roger Goodman talks about the bills that are most important to him this session, including restricting access to firearms for domestic violence perpetrators with protection orders against them. Rep. Goodman also talks about providing adequate legal representation for foster children. Rep. Roger Goodman talks about his efforts to lower K-12 class sizes and give schools adequate resources so that all children get an opportunity to learn. Rep. Roger Goodman discusses the beginning of the 2014 legislative session. First and foremost on Goodman’s mind is education and transportation funding. Goodman also shares his priorities for the next 60 days.

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