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...
Becker bill giving additional protection to whistleblowers signed into law OLYMPIA…Those who report illegal or unethical activities at state agencies earned further protections today under a bill sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, and signed into law by Gov. Inslee.   Substitute Senate Bill 5374 clarifies that the state auditor may review cases involving allegations of improper communication between an... Read More...
Close to the end of session: Where do we stand? Download the 2017 Government Guide Will we end the 2017 session on time? We are almost to the end of the 2017 regular legislative session but some significant issues remain to be resolved before we go home. April 23 is the last day of the regular session, but there is... Read More...
Meeting South Korean Consul General Moon and Consul Park From left to right: Sen. Dino Rossi, Sen. Barbara Bailey, me, Sen. Mark Schoesler, Consul General Moon and Consul Park.   South Korean Consul General Moon and Consul Park visited with our caucus leadership this week, sharing how the economies of South Korea and Washington state are tied through economic... Read More...
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