Rep. Sam Hunt

Week 6 Update: An outdated and broken tax system, the minumum wage and carbon pricing

February 20, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Week 6 Update: An outdated and broken tax system, the minumum wage and carbon pricing

This week’s newsletter features three important “hot button” topics: the state’s outdated tax structure, minimum wage, and carbon pricing. Washington ranks 35th in the country in the combined total of state and local taxes paid and has the most regressive state tax system in the nation. I hope you will take a few minutes and watch Representative Reuven Carlyle’s video explanation of Washington taxes. Rep. Carlyle chairs the House Finance Committee and is one of the state’s leading experts on … Continue reading

Week 4 Update: Signing up for health insurance, closing the opportunity gap and funding early learning

February 6, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Week 4 Update: Signing up for health insurance, closing the opportunity gap and funding early learning

Hello neighbors, Today is Day 30 of the 105-day legislative session and time seems to be accelerating here on the Capitol Campus as we approach the last push to vote policy bills out before they “die.” Next Friday is our policy committee cutoff. This means Feb. 20 is the last day for House policy bills to be voted out of House policy committees or the bills do not progress any further in the legislative process. As I mentioned in my … Continue reading

Thurston County legislators want to give voters the option to join Sound Transit

February 3, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Thurston County legislators want to give voters the option to join Sound Transit

OLYMPIA – Residents of Olympia could one day take Sound Transit to work in Seattle, Tacoma, and other King and Pierce County cities. That day may be a little ways away, but Rep. Sam Hunt (D – Olympia) and Sen. Karen Fraser (D – Thurston County) want to set in motion a process that may bring this a little closer with their introduction of two companion bills that would put the decision to a vote. House Bill 1921 and Senate Bill 5780 would allow … Continue reading

Bipartisan support to create Citizens’ Initiative Review board for 2016 elections

January 29, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Bipartisan support to create Citizens’ Initiative Review board for 2016 elections

OLYMPIA – Next time an initiative appears on the ballot, Washington voters could count on an independent citizen review of both arguments under new bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Sam Hunt (D – Olympia). House Bill 1364 would establish a pilot Citizens’ Initiative Review board to provide nonpartisan, independent summaries of ballot initiatives. The board — comprised of 20 Washington citizens randomly selected and demographically balanced to match the state’s electorate — would select up to two initiatives on the ballot in … Continue reading

Update from Rep. Sam Hunt: MLK Day, equal pay, mental health care

January 23, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Update from Rep. Sam Hunt: MLK Day, equal pay, mental health care

Dear Neighbors: The Seahawks are returning to the Super Bowl! With all the hoopla, it is hard for many to keep track of other happenings. The legislature has been in session since January 12, so we are concluding our second week of session, and our first without a Seahawks playoff game. House Democrats are still in the majority, but by a smaller 51-47 margin. Committees have been appointed and have been holding hearings and work sessions since the first day … Continue reading

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