Mon, Mar 1, 2010
Senator Murray Announces Major Broadband Expansion into New Communities in Washington State
Funding will help build 830 miles of fiber into rural regions of the state; will help provide affordable access to libraries, hospitals, 380,000 households, 18,000 businesses
Reading Readiness - Not Just for Kids
"Read Across America" is an annual event, celebrated at elementary schools across the country on the birthday of Theodor Geisel, the author better known as Dr. Seuss. This year, it takes place on Tuesday.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010
Senate hearing highlights support for House compromise
‘We trust judges to make determinations based on the evidence they are presented, now we need to give them the ability to deny bail to the most dangerous suspects,” Hope says
Voter-Approved Taxpayer Protections Repealed, Again
Director, WPC’s Center for Government Reform
Helping WA Kids Navigate Tough Times
School Support Employees Get Extra Training
Public Wants a Say in WA’s Coal-Fired Debate
Gov. Chris Gregoire has been a big advocate of curbing global warming pollution in Washington with cleaner energy sources, but at the state Capitol on Saturday, members of the Sierra Club and other conservation groups will ask her to take the next step, and commit to a coal-free Washington within the next five years.
Murray Announces Major Clean Energy Grant for Puget Sound Energy; $29M to Help Reduce Energy Costs, Create Local Jobs
Recovery Act funding will allow PSE to continue investing in expanding clean-energy industry in Washington state
Thu, Feb 25, 2010
Cantwell Joins Colleagues in Introducing the Engineering Education for Innovation Act of 2010
Legislation integrates engineering education into K-12 curriculum
Senators Murray, Merkley Urge Support for Forestry Conservation Bonds that will Save Jobs and Protect Working Forests
Innovative program will allow local governments, non-profits to purchase private timberland; forests would be conserved, but responsible timber harvesting would be protected
Cantwell Champions Puget Sound Recovery Act
Legislation Would Increase Federal Involvement in Puget Sound Restoration Efforts, Establish New Environmental Protection Agency Office in Washington
Benton hand-delivers veto-request letter to governor
Governor postpones bill signing until 4 p.m.
Lakewood Police Officers’ Memorial Act to be heard in Senate Friday
A measure to amend the state constitution’s provisions for bail will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday, the deadline for non-budget bills to be voted out of committees in the House and Senate.
Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on proposed budgets:
Today, the leadership in the state House of Representatives and Senate released their supplemental fiscal year 2010 budgets.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010
Coalition: New Revenue Too Little, New Cuts Too Deep
WA House and Senate Release Budget Proposals
Tue, Feb 23, 2010
Forest Road Projects Mean Local Jobs for WA
Seattle, WA – It’s been a bumpy road getting federal dollars to fix all those bumpy roads in the Washington backcountry – but the U.S. Forest Service will spend $7 million here this year as part of the Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation program. It represents a rare funding increase for forest road repair and decommissioning, and means work opportunities in many small towns as well as environmental benefits. Comments from Mike Anderson, senior resource analyst, The Wilderness Society. (Pronouncer: skoh-KOH-mish)
Mon, Feb 22, 2010
WA Lawmakers on Early Learning: Promises Today, Funds Tomorrow
With all the state budget talk in Olympia, Washington's youngest residents haven't gotten much media attention, but early learning is another hot topic at the Capitol.
Cantwell Fights to Expand Work Share Program to Preserve Jobs and Keep Washingtonians Working
Bill will help keep more workers employed
Senator Murray: Credit Card Reform Law Puts Families and Main Street Ahead of Special Interests and Wall Street
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement on the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which goes into effect today:
Fri, Feb 19, 2010
Local mothers step forward to support Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue
On May 23rd, the usually quiet and serene Centennial Trail is set to become the new buzz of Snohomish when a group of local moms, joined by hundreds of runners, moves forward in an effort to support the local Search and Rescue team.
Hope votes against ‘massive’ tax increase in Capital Budget Committee
The House Capital Budget Committee today voted to pass House Bill 3181, known as the Clean Water Act of 2010.
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