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Angel plan to connect veterans with services, jobs put into motion Washington will begin building a peer-to-peer network for veterans support services and realigning government hiring for veterans after a bill introduced by Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, was signed into law. Washington is home to 598,000 veterans, 60,000 active duty, 19,000 guard and reserves, and 2 million family members. “It... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Say hello to the new face of the office Friends and Neighbors, Earlier this week, I sent you a brief explanation of why the Legislature is going into a special legislative session to finish the budget. If you missed that message, please click here to read it. If you are interested in learning more about the Senate’s education funding... Read More...
Sophia and Juliet Lent serve as pages for Sen. Angel Sophia and Juliet Lent, a pair of 9th graders from Peninsula High School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Sophie and Juliet were two of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the 13th week of the 2017 legislative... Read More...
Meeting with Consul-General of Japan Masahiro Omura Today, I had the great pleasure of meeting with the Japanese Consul-General, Masahiro Omura, at the Capitol. It was a great opportunity to share the connections between our countries and discuss the importance of trade between Washington and Japan. I deeply appreciate the time he spent with me and my... Read More...
Gloria Papiez Confirmed As Director of DFI This press release from the Department of Financial Institutions highlights the confirmation of Gloria Papiez as Director of the Financial Institutions. As chair of the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, I had the pleasure of reviewing and passing her appointment in committee. I’ve been very impressed with Gloria and look... Read More...
IN THE NEWS – TNT: Hope, purpose for women in state prison My bill to provide temporary rental vouchers for women released from the Women’s Corrections Center in Purdy and Mission Creek Corrections Center in Belfair (Senate Bill 5077) was profiled last weekend in The New Tribune and today by their editorial board. The vouchers would be provided from existing revenue. Read more at the links below:... Read More...
Gig Harbor student serves as page for Sen. Angel Demetri Lord, a freshman at the Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Demetri was one of 27 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored... Read More...
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