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PTA Visitors in Olympia
PTA constituents
PTA Visitors in Olympia
Washington State PTA representatives from the 41st District visited Olympia yesterday. I had a chance to meet with Sarah Butcher, Jennifer Karls, Lisa Shank, and Sarah Manning Smith to discuss funding for Washington’s public education system.
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Sexual assault victims better protected under plan passed by Senate Sexual assault victims better protected under plan passed by Senate
Victims of sexual assault seeking protection orders would get increased protections under legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Litzow, passed today by the Washington State Senate. The proposal would allow courts to set longer terms instead of the current maximum of two years and reduces burdens to continue existing orders. “This...
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Protecting our environment, public health and taxpayers Protecting our environment, public health and taxpayers
Start talking about pollution liability insurance (PLIA) legislation creating a grant program for remediation and infrastructure improvements — and you’re bound to find just about everyone’s eyes glossing over. And while it sounds highly technical and maybe boring, the intent is to protect human health and our environment — a...
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Student mental health and behavior focus of hearings in education committees
Sen. Steve Litzow and Rep. Tana Senn
Student mental health and behavior focus of hearings in education committees
Emerging research shows that personal and behavioral skills, such as listening and working well with others, improves academic outcomes for students. Bipartisan legislation to make social and emotional learning opportunities available to school districts statewide received a public hearing in the Senate and House education committees today. The plan, sponsored...
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