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Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, Things have been moving quickly in Olympia, with almost 900 bills introduced in the Senate so far this session, I have been busy meeting with constituents and stakeholders to hear their thoughts and concerns on proposed legislation. I want to hear from you. Please consider joining Rep. Kelly... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, The 2019 legislative session is underway, and things are already moving along quickly at the Capitol. This is a budget year, meaning the Legislature is tasked with approving a budget for the 2019-21 biennium. We will also be working on a variety of other topics, including the needs... Read More...
Zeiger: Amazon stepping up in training new technology workforce Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement regarding Amazon’s goal of teaching more than 10 million students a year how to code through summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives. “I am excited to see that Amazon is stepping up to the challenge of training the next generation of... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 8 Legislative update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, With a week to go in the 2018 legislative session, a lot is happening in Olympia. We have a large workload this session, and we will be finalizing a number of policy and budget bills in the coming days. It was an honor to... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 6 Legislative update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, It has been a busy time here in Olympia as we have passed the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session. In addition to floor action that has sometimes carried into the night, I have enjoyed meeting with student leaders from the Future Business... Read More...
Senate passes Zeiger bill to screen students for dyslexia The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Hans Zeiger’s bill defining dyslexia as a learning disability and requiring early dyslexia screenings for elementary-school children. Senate Bill 6162 would direct the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to determine which screening tools meet the developmental and academic criteria to... Read More...