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...
Angel leads effort to provide jobs, services for veterans Before the fiscal committee cutoff, the Senate Ways and Means Committee passed a bill by Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, to connect veterans with jobs and a peer-to-peer support network. Angel introduced the measure in an effort to provide for the many veterans, not only in her district, but across... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: BILL UPDATE: 19 Moving Forward Friends and Neighbors, This week was the first cutoff for bills, which means that bills need to pass out of their respective policy committees if they’re going to move forward this year. Bills that have a budget impact have to pass out of fiscal committee next week. What this means... Read More...
NEWS: MCC announces sweeping education funding plan Today, the Majority Coalition Caucus released a sweeping plan to fully fund education and improve student outcomes. Click here to learn about the plan and what it means for our schools or go to www.fullyfundeducation.com. Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction quickly called the plan “serious” and “comprehensive.” Read his positive review... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: Twists and turns Friends and Neighbors, The legislative session always takes some twists and turns and this week was no different as I took on some new responsibilities. I’ll be digging back into my roots in local government more in the coming weeks, but you can read more about that below. Many bills... Read More...
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