Senate majority reacts to report detailing economic impact of Hirst   Water-rights decision could have disastrous consequences for Washington families, workers     OLYMPIA…The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus shared the following statement in response to a report released today by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) detailing the statewide economic impact of the Hirst water-rights decision.   Some of... Read More...
Becker welcomes another woman to the Senate — temporarily OLYMPIA… Sen. Randi Becker says she “couldn’t be happier” with the choice to appoint Marlo Braun, wife of John Braun, to temporarily fill her husband’s place while he is deployed with the U.S. Navy Reserve. Today’s appointment comes out of necessity since Braun – John, not Marlo — will be... Read More...
Why are we still in Olympia? Politics, by nature, is contentious, but one thing everyone in Olympia can agree on is that this has been a long and difficult legislative session. We had some big hurdles to jump and managed to clear most of them with historic bipartisan solutions. So why are we still in Olympia?... Read More...
Why we are in a ‘special session’ Why we are in a ‘special session’ Last week we wrapped up a 105-day legislative session, but we have been called into a 30-day special session as well. Why? Meeting our paramount duty of fully funding basic education in Washington is the biggest challenge the Legislature has faced in a... Read More...
Becker bill to improve contracting diversity at UW signed by governor     OLYMPIA…The University of Washington’s diversity in awarding its contracts for capital projects should improve greatly now with legislation that expands the voice diverse communities have in UW’s contracting process.   Senate Bill 5631, sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker and signed by the governor Tuesday, will make the contracting... Read More...
William Church serves as page for Sen. Becker OLYMPIA… William Church, an 8th grader from Reeves Middle School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. William was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the 14th week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored by... Read More...
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