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Angel leads kickoff of 2016 legislative session As the 2016 legislative session began Monday, Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, led the opening round of proceedings by delivering the response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State address. She applauded the Legislature for dramatically increasing education funding, holding firm on a balanced budget and investing in transportation... Read More...
Featuring Gig Harbor: Tied to the Water I am very proud to represent this beautiful community as State Senator. Please take the opportunity to view this short film sharing the beauty and quality of life in the City of Gig Harbor:   Read More...
Students and Families Speak in Support of Charter Schools A big issue in the legislative session ahead will be what we can do to restore support for charter schools after the Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional using a legal argument from the early 1900’s. Last week a large group of students, parents and advocates came to Olympia to speak in... Read More...
A session that rewrote history, not always accurately This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. I was reading the other day that this year’s Legislature raised taxes by $480 million. This was news to me and I think to just about everyone on my side of the aisle, mainly... Read More...
Freedom Daily: Democrat Budget Proposal Freedom Daily is the daily podcast of the Freedom Foundation. Managing editor Jeff Rhodes interviews Sen. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) about the just-announced Democratic budget proposal and whether Senate Republicans will accept it. Click here to listen… Read More...
Will Democrats cancel July 4 weekend to force tax increases? If things keep going the way they are, come July 4 weekend, thousands of Washington residents will be turned back at the gates of our state parks. They’ll be told their campsite reservations are canceled, they can leave lunch in the picnic basket, and they can do their marshmallow roasting... Read More...
Angel: “No more excuses” for House failure to pass budget With one 30-day special session completed, Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, is still waiting for the House of Representatives majority leadership to get the votes they need for their budget. House budget leaders assumed $1.5 billion of tax increases in their spending plan but lacked the votes to pass the... Read More...
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