Spin Control – What you may not be hearing about our education plan Special Session Update June 9, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors! During this second special session of the Legislature, budget negotiators are still working together to find common ground on funding the real priorities of state government, and prioritize investments in our state’s K-12 system. I have been busy visiting schools in... Read More...
Tacoma News Tribune fact-checks the WEA ads Ad says Republican plan would hurt schools. We fact-check the claims BY MELISSA SANTOS msantos@thenewstribune.com   With rallies at the Capitol and ads on the radio, the statewide teachers union has been hammering Republicans’ plan to fix how Washington pays for public schools. But the union’s latest one-minute radio spot... Read More...
Education Feedback Special Session Update May 24, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors! While budget negotiators are working at the Capitol to finalize our state’s new two-year operating budget, I have been connecting with leaders in our community. Recently, the chair of the Senate education committee and I met with school superintendents from... Read More...
Bailey hearing-loss training legislation signed Senate Bill 5177, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, which will require that long-term care workers be trained to recognize hearing loss in their patients, was signed Friday by the governor. The new law will take effect July 22. “Our long-term care workers are a critical part of keeping our aging... Read More...
Bailey student financial-education bill signed by governor Another of Sen. Barbara Bailey’s efforts to increase transparency for college students was endorsed by the governor today when he signed Senate Bill 5100. The new law, which takes effect July 22, will direct colleges and universities to make financial-education workshops available to students by the 2017-18 school year. “Understanding... Read More...
Special Session Update Special Session Update May 01, 2017 Greetings! The 2017 regular legislative session ended last Sunday without agreement on a new two-year budget, a plan for education-funding reform and a few other things – including how to prevent further damage from the Hirst court ruling that has effectively shut down rural... Read More...
Nearing the finish line… Update from Olympia April 21, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others in our district who would like to receive my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of my e-newsletter... Read More...
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