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House Democrats release “Putting People First” state operating budget

OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their 2019-21 operating budget plan and revenue plan on Monday, which would make additional investments in critical areas of the state budget such as behavioral... READ MORE

Sullivan bill would provide 1 percent interest rate for student loans

Sullivan bill would provide 1 percent interest rate for student loans The Washington Student Loan program would make higher education more affordable for eligible students by limiting interest rates on... READ MORE

Rep. Pat Sullivan reports from Olympia: Week 1

Hello from Olympia and the start of the 2019 legislative session Week one of the state legislative session is behind us, which is usually taken up with ceremonial tasks such... READ MORE

Kent’s YMCA gets $5 million in state grants with budget approval

The city of Kent will receive a $1 million state grant and the YMCA about $4.1 million in grants to help build a new YMCA on the East Hill after... READ MORE

Mayor Dana Ralph and Kent City Council recognize local legislators

At last week’s City Council meeting, Kent Mayor Dana Ralph – along with the Council – acknowledged and thanked local legislators for their support and funding during the 2018 legislative... READ MORE