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Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, took the oath of office today to become senator for the 38th Legislative District.
McCoy, who has served in the state House since 2003, fills the vacancy left by the resignation of former senator Nick Harper. More...
Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued the following statement following a four-hour public hearing today during which scores of public officials, business interests and private citizens urged the committee to pass a transportation revenue package to relieve congestion, increase transit options and maintain public safety. More...
Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, has been elected leader of the Democratic Caucus in the Washington State Legislature.
"I am honored to have been elected as leader by the Senate Democrats," Nelson said, following the announcement of the results on Wednesday afternoon. "We have a diverse caucus, but I believe I was elected by my colleagues because my foremost goal is to do what I was sent here by my constituents to do - work for them. I demonstrated my inclusive leadership style during the budget negotiations last year, and I intend to make that a focal point of my tenure as leader." More...
Wednesday's report to the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed little change in Washington's revenue totals since the September report.
Chief Economist Steve Lerch reported to the council that in the last three months, revenue had increased by 9 million for the 2011-13 biennium and increased by 16 million for the 2013-15 biennium. More...
The bills are designed to keep thousands of aerospace jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue in state. Senate Bill 5952 and House Bill 2088 will extend tax exemptions for The Boeing Company through the year 2040, increase enrollment in aerospace training courses and speed up construction of facilities to build the 777X airliner and in its new generation composite wing. More...
"No one can argue that all public services are being delivered as efficiently as possible. We're looking for opportunities to increase efficiencies -
"The way to maintain Washington’s place as a national leader is to support policies in early learning, K-12 and higher education that get positive results.”
Democratic Floor Leader David Frockt, D-Seattle
"Building a strong economy and a strong middle class means looking at the whole picture – education, health care, business success, transportation and providing everyone with an opportunity for success.”
Democratic Whip Andy Billig, D-Spokane
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