Bipartisan bills aim to improve quality in early learning Sen. Steve Litzow and Rep. Ross Hunter introduced bipartisan bills in the Legislature this week that aim to improve the overall quality of early learning by creating a mixture of incentives and requirements for child care providers. “We’re trying to find the best way to provide every child with the opportunity... Read More...
Share your priorities! Friends and neighbors, With the 2014 legislative session one month away, I wanted to reach out and hear your opinions. Knowing your priorities and ideas for state government is essential to representing our entire community. To help with that process I’ve included a brief survey that will allow you to... Read More...
Senate education committee to meet Friday Every year members of the Legislature meet in Olympia ahead of the upcoming session to prepare for the following year. Those meetings are taking place today and tomorrow and as part of it the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee will meet Friday morning to discuss and share our... Read More...
Transportation update: Senate working toward bipartisan solution Senate Transportation Committee co-chairs Curtis King (R) and Tracey Eide (D) recently held a series of 10 public listening sessions statewide to address the backlog of transportation infrastructure and maintenance needs. Washington’s unique features place an even larger emphasis on a quality and safe transportation network. With many bridges that... Read More...
Litzow announces state budget that prioritizes education Sen. Steve Litzow and colleagues from the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement this morning on a budget to cover the next two years of state-government operations. Litzow, chairman of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, helped craft the plan, which not only adds more than $1... Read More...
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