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...
Fox Island student serves as page for Sen. Angel Graysen Doane, a freshman at Gig Harbor High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Graysen was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2017 legislative session. She was sponsored by... Read More...
Olalla student serves as page for Sen. Jan Angel Forest Kelly, an eighth-grade student from Olalla who attends Heritage Christian School in University Place, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Forest was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages for the first week of the 2017 legislative... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: Back to Olympia! Hello Friends! We’re back in Olympia this week for the 2017 legislative session! The Legislature alternates between long sessions (105 days) and short sessions (60 days) because we operate on a two-year, or biennial, budget. This year is a long, 105-day session. Because we write and pass the biennial state... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: It’s that time of year… Friends and Neighbors, It’s that time of year again! The next legislative session starts on January 9th and I’ll begin the year with some new responsibilities. Below, I explain more about those new responsibilities as well as what we have to look forward to in the state budget debate with... Read More...
Angel chosen as Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance chair Today, Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, was chosen to lead the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, building on years of industry experience and legislative leadership. After previously serving as co-chair and vice-chair of the committee, Angel now takes the reins of one of the Senate’s more challenging subjects. “I’ve... Read More...
Groundbreaking for Gateway Park in Key Peninsula Recently, I attended the groundbreaking for improvements to Gateway Park on the Key Peninsula. These improvements were made possible because we worked to include $500,000 in the state capital budget to invest in this invaluable community resource. To read more about state investments on the Key Peninsula, click here… Read More...
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