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Following historic session for early learning, Early Start Act signed into law
Early Start Act bill signing 1 (2)
Following historic session for early learning, Early Start Act signed into law
More Washington children will begin kindergarten prepared to succeed following passage of the Early Start Act, sponsored by Sen. Steve Litzow. The landmark bipartisan legislation, which was signed into law by the governor today, will provide parents with access to high quality early learning programs. It sets quality standards for...
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Early Start Act passes Legislature
Sen. Steve Litzow and Rep. Ruth Kagi, sponsors of the Early Start Act
Early Start Act passes Legislature
Tuesday the legislature passed landmark legislation to get children to school ready to succeed. The Early Start Act, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Kagi and Sen. Steve Litzow sets quality standards for early learning, and provides support to early learning educators in child care and pre-school settings across the state. “High quality...
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Bellevue’s Inspiration Playground receives $1 million
Inspiration Playground in Bellevue. Photo courtesy Bellevue Parks and Community Services.
Bellevue’s Inspiration Playground receives $1 million
An additional $1 million to provide outdoor activities for children and parents with disabilities was included in the state’s new capital budget, which passed Tuesday. Sen. Steve Litzow secured funding for the Inspiration Playground, a public-private partnership between the Bellevue Rotary and the City of Bellevue, to help create a...
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State creates new cancer research endowment State creates new cancer research endowment
Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Litzow creating a new state cancer research endowment fund following the loss of federal grants passed the Legislature following a Monday evening vote by the Senate and Tuesday passage in the House of Representatives. The cancer research program will be overseen by a board including...
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