Tag Archives: Ruth Kagi

Making childcare a safe place

On May 2 of last year, five-month-old Baby Eve died of SIDS in a Seattle Childcare called First Nest. But the story doesn’t start there. Twelve years ago, another infant, Baby Graham, died at First Nest — also from SIDS. In response to these and other tragedies Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, has sponsored HB 2165. If a child fatality occurs in a state licensed childcare or early learning center, HB 2165 will require a rigorous review by a Childcare Fatality … Continue reading

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32nd District representatives hosting March 19 telephone town hall

State Representatives Ruth Kagi and Cindy Ryu are jointly hosting a one-hour town hall-style conversation with their 32nd Legislative District constituents on March 19.  The call begins at 6:15 p.m., and will go out to households across the district. Participants who choose to stay on the line can simply listen to the discussion, or participate by asking a question.  To ask the representatives a question, participants press *3 on their phone keypads. The topic of the town hall is the … Continue reading

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Legislative News, March 15, 2013

Telephone Town Hall, Tuesday March 19th at 6:15 Households across the 32nd Legislative District will receive a phone call on Tuesday March 19th at around 6:15 p.m. from Rep. Kagi and Rep. Ryu. If you choose to stay on the line, you can participate in a one hour town hall-style discussion. Households who do not automatically receive a phone call invite can still participate by calling toll-free 1.877.229.8493 and entering the ID code 18646#. We look forward to speaking with … Continue reading

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House approves latest Kagi road safety bill

A measure to help improve safety on roads and highways by requiring vehicles hauling sand, rock, gravel or dirt to cover those loads passed the state House over the weekend. Sponsored by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D – Shoreline), the bill closes a gap in state law pertaining to unsecured loads.  Road safety is one of Kagi’s top legislative priorities; she sponsored “Maria’s Law” in 2005 after a woman named Maria Federici was blinded and disfigured by a piece of furniture … Continue reading

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Kids to get “early start” on school success under Senate-bound bill

Already a leader in the field of early learning, Washington state would take a giant step toward preparing all kids for success in kindergarten and beyond under far-reaching legislation headed for the state Senate. House Bill 1723, by Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, aims to create integrated, high quality early learning opportunities, for children from birth to age 5, to be financed in large part by anticipated tax revenue from the 2012 legalization of marijuana under Initiative 502. The bill, Early … Continue reading

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