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Statewide solution for locating new schools Along with population growth in many parts of Washington, there is increased demand on public schools to accommodate more students and greater competition for buildable lands. Earlier this year the Legislature passed a bill to provide more options for siting schools, but key sections allowing schools to be built outside... Read More...
Homeowner protections against squatters signed into law Washington homeowners will be better protected against squatters after legislation sponsored by Sen. Hans Zeiger was today signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Zeiger’s bill removes current legal ambiguity by giving law enforcement clear authority to evict squatters and bar them from returning to a property they illegally occupied.... Read More...
Budget and education update As you may have heard in the news, the Legislature is currently in a special session to continue work toward a comprehensive solution for our public schools and to complete the state’s new two-year budget. While I believe we should have finished our work on time, any solution will require... Read More...
Join us May 4 over the phone Please join us for a one-hour telephone town-hall meeting on Thursday, May 4, at 6:30pm. The event will last one hour when callers can ask questions, participate in instant polls or simply listen in on the community conversation. Telephone town-hall meetings provide an incredible opportunity for increased public input and engagement. The phone-based... Read More...
In Person Town Hall Meeting WHAT: Update and Q&A on the 2017 legislative session. WHO: Senator Hans Zeiger and Representatives Melanie Stambaugh and Joyce McDonald. WHEN: Saturday, April 29, from 10-11 a.m. WHERE: Pierce College in Puyallup, College Center Building, Multi-Purpose Room A. Directions available here.   Read More...
Town Hall Meetings Whether you would like to join us in person or simply call in to a town-hall meeting, the next week will feature both options for 25th District residents. My colleagues in the House of Representatives and I are hosting an in-person town-hall meeting on Saturday, April 29th, at Pierce College... Read More...
Stronger protections against squatters approved by Legislature Washington homeowners will have stronger protections against squatters after legislation sponsored by Sen. Hans Zeiger today cleared the Washington State Legislature. Zeiger’s legislation, which now heads to the governor to be signed into law, gives law enforcement clear authority to evict squatters and bar them from returning to the property... Read More...
Car tabs too high? Here’s why Last year voters in the Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (aka. Sound Transit) approved a 25-year $54 billion transit package to expand light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. While the package passed overall, 56 percent of Pierce County voters soundly rejected the... Read More...
Investing in Pierce County The Senate released its capital budget this week, which pays for statewide infrastructure to maintain and construct public schools, higher education facilities, parks and other state and community assets. I was able to secure a $1.38 million grant for Wesley Homes Bradley Park to help provide better community residential and... Read More...
Senate budget highlights It should come as no surprise that the state’s top constitutional duty is public education. Our budget plan recognizes that much more than the legal necessity is our broader responsibility to provide all children with a high-quality education. By improving Washington’s public education system all students should be prepared to... Read More...
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