Rep. Ross Hunter

Bellevue Address
1611 116th Ave NE, Suite 206
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 453-3064
ross.hunter@leg.wa.gov

 

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Peter Callaghan: Education bill’s unheralded details will need attention

March 28, 2014

Rep. Ross Hunter

Peter Callaghan: Education bill’s unheralded details will need attention | Peter Callaghan | The News Tribune. Peter does a good job here exposing some of the hard work remaining in figuring out school funding details for 2015. He drills into a number of key issues: Local school levies being used for compensation. This is an unconstitutional shift of responsibility from the state to local taxpayers. Weird levy caps that treat different districts differently. Reliability issues with depending on local levies. … Continue reading

Sound Transit eastlink route animation

March 27, 2014

Rep. Ross Hunter

Sound Transit eastlink route animation

I attended a Bellevue Downtown Association meeting last week where the following animation was presented, along with a great talk on what the downtown Bellevue light rail station will look like. The animation takes about 12 minutes, but really allows you to see where the train will go and how it will integrate into both Bellevue and Redmond. Must-See TV! http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/East-Link-Extension/East-Link-Extension-document-archive/Video-East-Link-animation    

Follow-up from telephone town hall: Foster care and 520 bridge schedule

March 27, 2014

Rep. Ross Hunter

Follow-up from telephone town hall: Foster care and 520 bridge schedule

Thanks for the 4000-5000 folks who listened to a segment of our telephone town hall last week. There were a lot of questions asked. If you have an extra hour and want to listen to the recording of the questions I answered here it is. I said I’d answer questions left on voice mail at the end, and we had the following two that we didn’t get to: 520 – When will Construction End? (Ever?) According to the WSDOT website, … Continue reading

2014 Supplemental Budget

March 17, 2014

Rep. Ross Hunter

2014 Supplemental Budget

The House and Senate introduced budgets about two weeks ago that were similar in some ways, but radically different in others. We negotiated and came to a bipartisan solution that pleases no one except our families who get us back home again. The votes were lopsided in favor – 85-13 in the House and 48-1 in the Senate. A budget must meet three constraints: It must balance in the current biennium. It must meet the “expenditure limit” introduced in initiative … Continue reading

Lawmakers pass 24-credit HS diploma; NCLB waiver bill dies

March 15, 2014

Rep. Ross Hunter

Lawmakers pass 24-credit HS diploma; NCLB waiver bill dies

Lawmakers pass 24-credit HS diploma; NCLB waiver bill dies. The first in a series of notes on this year’s session. I can no longer write a summary of what happens during the actual session, particularly in short sessions where the budget negotiations take until the last !@#$%^&* minute. (I will be less testy about this in a week or so.) I have been working on the 24-credit graduation requirement bill for many years. It’s the foundation of our restructuring of … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors: House Appropriations chair Rep. Ross Hunter explains how Republican education and higher education proposals are not workable solutions to the state budget challenges.

 


 

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Early Start Act of 2014 news conference

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About Ross
I’m proud to represent Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and a little bit of Issaquah in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Hunter 2012 End of Session Newsletter

I am chairman of the Appropriations Committee, responsible for crafting biennial budgets. I also chair the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.