Newsletter: New stay-at-home order affects us all The e-newsletter I sent just two weeks ago talked about how three counties in Washington were under an order to avoid large gatherings. This week, the governor has issued an order for everyone in Washington to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy.” What, exactly does this policy mean for you and where... Read More...
Becker telemedicine payment parity bill signed by governor Telemedicine services will be reimbursed at same rate as if service provided in-person OLYMPIA…A bill sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Olympia, that will provide reimbursements to telemedicine providers at the same rates as if the services had been provided in person has been signed by the governor and will become... Read More...
Becker telemedicine payment parity bill heads to governor’s desk Telemedicine services will be reimbursed at same rate as if service provided in-person OLYMPIA…A bill sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Olympia, that will provide reimbursements to telemedicine providers at the same rates as if the services had been provided in person has passed both chambers of the Washington State Legislature... Read More...
The 2020 supplemental budget is a missed opportunity for tax relief Floor action alert!: Thursday, Democrats voted down a budget amendment that would increase transparency on settlements to lawsuits against the state. We should shine a light on what state agencies are doing wrong to generate large settlements.   After hearing recently that the state could expect an additional $1.5 billion... Read More...
Newsletter: Sex education for K-12 Sex education for K-12: The state parenting your kids One of the bills that I find most troubling this year is another attempt to mandate Washington’s public schools to teach comprehensive sex education to all grades, including children in kindergarten through the third grade. What I find most upsetting about Senate... Read More...
State Senate honors women’s suffrage centennial Celebrates Washington’s leadership in the fight for women’s right to vote   OLYMPIA – Washington state was a leader in the women’s suffrage movement. So, too, is it a leader in honoring the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in the United States. The Washington State Senate will... Read More...
Washington state Senate honors Washington’s dairy industry Annual resolution ‘very personal’ for Sen. Randi Becker OLYMPIA…Once a dairy farmer, always a dairy farmer. That’s the spirit behind Sen. Randi Becker’s Senate resolution today honoring the Washington state dairy industry, including the Dairy Ambassadors and the Washington State Dairy Commission. Sponsored annually on ‘Dairy Day,’ in the Legislature,... Read More...