Washington state now allows full public broadband

OLYMPIA — The Public Broadband Act, HB 1336, took effect Sunday to help ensure families and businesses throughout Washington state have access to high speed internet.   “Washington state now joins the majority of states… READ MORE

Public Broadband Act Approved by Legislature

OLYMPIA – Washington will soon end its long-held restriction on public utilities offering public broadband service directly to residents thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island). The Public… READ MORE

Spread the word: small business grants

Last week, I told you about the small business grant program announced by The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the City of Bainbridge Island. This week I have more good news. The… READ MORE

State House Passes Worker Protection Act

OLYMPIA – Today, the state House voted 53-44 to pass the Worker Protection Act to allow workers to sue businesses on behalf of the state for violating labor and workplace standard… READ MORE

Public Broadband Act Passes House

OLYMPIA – Washington’s long-held restriction on public utilities offering public broadband service directly to residents is one step closer to being overturned after the House voted 60-37 to pass the… READ MORE

Hansen Announces Bill to Allow Public Broadband

OLYMPIA – Washington has long restricted public utilities and some other governments from offering broadband service directly to their residents. Those restrictions are in state law but could soon change… READ MORE

COVID-19 Resources

As this is an election year, there are ethics laws that place restrictions on my communications to prevent the use of state resources for election purposes. These restrictions include a… READ MORE