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MEDIA ADVISORY: Telephone town hall with Reps. Springer and Goodman

Who: State Reps. Roger Goodman and Larry Springer (45th Legislative District). What: Legislative telephone town hall meeting. When: 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 8. Why: To share the news... READ MORE

Aircraft repair industry could receive tax breaks in exchange for family wage jobs

OLYMPIA – In an effort to attract aircraft repair and maintenance companies to Washington, the state House today approved legislation to extend tax exemptions for new repair facility construction. The... READ MORE

The Latest from Olympia

With 16 days left of session, we are nearing our final policy committee cutoff. This is the deadline for Senate bills to pass out of House Committees and vice versa.... READ MORE

Local governments may be allowed to enter the 21st century

OLYMPIA – In an effort to streamline processes, the state House has approved legislation to allow local governments to use electronic signatures and records. HB 2427, sponsored by Rep. Larry... READ MORE

House approves bill to address teacher shortage crisis

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed another bill aimed at getting more qualified teachers into our classrooms to address the growing teacher crisis in Washington. HB 2573 would ramp... READ MORE

House approves bill to protect educators’ self-evaluations

OLYMPIA – A self-evaluation is an opportunity for honest, sometimes critical, reflection and shouldn’t end up outside of a personnel file. That’s why the state House of Representatives approved HB... READ MORE

Halfway done!

We are halfway done with the 2016 legislative session! We have passed policy cutoff last week and fiscal cutoff last night, which is the final deadline for bills with fiscal... READ MORE

Washington’s schoolkids to benefit from nursing supervision bill

OLYMPIA – Improving the health of Washington’s schoolchildren was the driving concern behind the state House’s approval today of legislation concerning the supervision of school nurses. HB 1790, sponsored by... READ MORE

We are better together

If you’ve visited a lawmaker’s office, you’ve probably seen family photos on the desk and awards on the wall from various community groups. It’s nice to get recognized, and even... READ MORE

Springer bill to increase affordable housing becomes law

OLYMPIA – This weekend, after a long legislative session Gov. Inslee signed House Bill 1223, sponsored by Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, that will increase affordable housing near transit in King... READ MORE