In the News

Below are links to some news stories about legislation I am working on for the 28th District.

News Tribune: Folks aren’t happy that Inslee’s pause of COVID rollbacks came too late for Pierce County

News Tribune Editorial: Showing some spine: On capital gains tax, two Pierce County Democrats break ranks Lakewood Receives $3.7 Million For Quality Of Life Projects

Suburban Times: City of Lakewood secures $3.7 million in capital funding from state legislature

Suburban Times: Governor signs Leavitt bill expanding assistance programs for struggling college students

Suburban Times: Leavitt bill to expand education opportunities for incarcerated people passes state House Washington state House passes rail oversight bill

Suburban Times: Leavitt rail safety bill passes state House

Suburban Times: State House passes Leavitt’s workforce training bill

Suburban Times: Leavitt bill to help struggling families passes state House

The UW Daily: Prison education bill seeks to provide second — and first — chances to Washington’s incarcerated

Suburban Times: Representative Mari Leavitt Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities

The News Tribune: Time’s up for students’ pandemic meal money, but most in WA haven’t enrolled

The News Tribune: Cocktails to-go? Tacoma officials push state to loosen regulations during coronavirus

Tacoma Weekly: Kilduff and Leavitt team up to push for rail safety

Suburban Times: Leavitt Passes New Bills to Assist Military Families

Seattle Times: Creation of state Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention awaits Inslee’s signature

Suburban Times: Kilduff and Leavitt team up to push for rail safety

Tacoma Weekly: Leavitt passes cost of living increase for retirees 

Tacoma Weekly: Leavitt’s online privacy for minors bill passes House

Suburban Times: Leavitt Passes Cost of Living Increase for Retirees

Suburban Times: Leavitt’s Washington Online Privacy for Minors Bill Passes House

Suburban Times: Leavitt Rail Safety Governance Bill Passes House

The UW Daily: Legislature looks to require total cost of degree on college acceptance letters

The News Tribune (Editorial Board): Schools don’t have to track youth head injuries in Washington. Two Pierce County legislators want to change that

Seattle Times: Washington school leaders are worried about students’ mental health. Now lawmakers are proposing fixes

FOX 21: Hospitality Supports Bill Requiring Human Trafficking Prevention Training

Seattle Times: Last year, Washington lawmakers made college free for some. This year, they want to make it more accessible.

Suburban Times: Representative Mari Leavitt Announces 2020 Legislative Priorities

Seattle Times: If you’re couch surfing and disabled, the state can reduce your cash assistance. But that could change.

The News Tribune: Letter to the editor from Rep. Leavitt: College: Financial aid form is key to success

Suburban Times: Rep. Leavitt says we can do better for our soldiers, veterans and their families Veteran Reforms A Priority, Says Rep. Leavitt

KING 5 TV: Washington National Guard joins statewide training to fight wildfires

Suburban Times: New Accreditation Standards for Dual Enrollment Courses Signed into Law

Suburban Times: New State Transportation Budget to Improve I-5, DuPont-Steilacoom Road and more

Suburban Times: Pierce County Scores Big with Construction Budget Projects Pierce County Benefits From State Budget Plan

The News Tribune: Editorial: Duty calls for Washington lawmakers to serve military families and veterans

Suburban Times: Leavitt Welcomes Service Members for 111th Anniversary of U.S. Army Reserve

KING 5: Washington National Guard firefighting pay raise

Suburban Times: Leavitt Law to Increase National Guard Pay for Wildland Fire Response Signed by Governor

Suburban Times: Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes Legislature UP Reps Set Date For Inaugural ‘Coffee & Conversations’

Suburban Times: Leavitt Bill to Fund PERS 1 COLA Included in House Budget

Suburban Times: Leavitt Passes First Bill Increasing National Guard Pay for Wildland Fire Response

Kirkland Reporter: National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

The News Tribune: Editorial: 890 assaults against staff, 9 months, 1 hospital. That’s intolerable. This small step could help

Suburban Times: Leavitt Introduces Legislation to Address Violence at State Hospitals

Suburban Times: Kilduff, Leavitt to host Telephone Town Hall, Feb. 20

Suburban Times: Kilduff, Leavitt Introduce Package of Bills to Address Public Safety Proposed state legislation could provide Guardsmen equal pay during state activations

Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS): Proposed state legislation could provide Guardsmen equal pay during state activations

Suburban Times: Rep. Leavitt Appointed Vice Chair of College & Workforce Development