Published on May 10, 2018

What new higher education opportunities would you like to see in Kitsap County? As many of you know, I chair the House Higher Education Committee, which means I focus on expanding college opportunities to help people get decent jobs to support… READ MORE

Published on April 2, 2018

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s largest higher education advocacy group, the Washington Student Association (WSA), recently named Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) its 2018 Legislator of the Year. The organization, which announced the award in a Twitter post, represents 130,000 undergraduate and… READ MORE

Published on March 26, 2018

Hello – the 2018 legislative session has now ended, and I wanted to share the news that we successfully funded some new college opportunities locally to help people get jobs and provide for their families. Specifically, the final budget funded my initiative… READ MORE

Published on March 8, 2018

OLYMPIA – Over the next four years, thousands of additional students will have the opportunity to afford college thanks to a major commitment by state lawmakers to eliminate the funding backlog for the State Need Grant (SNG), Washington’s principal financial… READ MORE

Published on March 8, 2018

OLYMPIA – State legislators have approved a final supplemental budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes new investments expanding higher education access and options for Kitsap County residents, including a big increase in funding for state financial aid. “Today’s… READ MORE

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