What’s Up With Our Busy 2017 Legislative Session?     Celebrating the Families Behind the Senate We are wrapping up the 7th week of the legislative session and the hearing process for Senate bills comes to a close. Next week we will be spending long hours on the floor of the Senate Chamber voting on proposed legislation covering... Read More...
Education: Our Top Priority     More about the Education Equality Act The Education Equality Act, Senate Bill 5607, which is our solution to fully fund education, recently passed the Senate with a vote of 25 – 24. The plan has been debated in the press and Thursday, the director of the governor’s budget office confirmed... Read More...
The Democrats try to take over Last Friday, the Senate Democrats tried to take over the Senate during a Pro Forma session, which is a time on the floor where votes are not taken. Members are not required to attend. However, the Democrats, entirely for the purpose of trying to force a vote on a bill... Read More...
Protecting health-care information is goal of Becker bill OLYMPIA…In support of transparent yet secure public reporting of health-care information, Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, has proposed legislation to improve Washington’s statewide all-payer health-care claims database.   Senate Bill 5197 would strengthen the law that already requires the existence and maintenance of the database that assists patients and providers in... Read More...
Becker legislation to improve state wildfires response gets hearing   OLYMPIA…In an effort to improve the state’s response to wildfires, Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, has introduced two bills that will receive a public hearing this week.   Senate Bill 5198 was created in response to the 2015 fire season, which saw over 1 million acres burned across Washington. Wildfires... Read More...
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