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...
End of session update Legislative update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, We concluded our work for the 2018 legislative session last Thursday. It was a busy session and we finished on time, without a special session! It was also the most partisan session that I have experienced in my eight years as a legislator. It... 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...
Zeiger: Senate budget invests in 167/Meridian interchange The state Senate released its supplemental transportation budget this week. It includes funding for design and engineering for a full single-point urban interchange at Meridian Avenue and Highway 167 in Puyallup as part of the plan to complete Highway 167 to I-5 and the Port of Tacoma. The Senate’s supplemental... 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...
Letter from Olympia, week 4 Legislative update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, Thanks for your recent emails, letters, phone calls, and visits as the 2018 legislative session unfolds. In recent days I spent time with teachers, students, adult family home owners, nurses, home care workers, a brewer, a transit worker, City of Puyallup officials, labor advocates,... Read More...
Legislature passes capital budget with support from local legislators Legislators voted Thursday night to approve a $4 billion, two-year capital spending plan that includes funding for critical projects in the 25th Legislative District. “These projects are a win for our district,” said Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup. “We are making investments in our local environment, early childhood education and families... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 2 2018 Legislative Session Begins It has been a busy two weeks in Olympia since the 2018 legislative session began on Jan. 8. There have been a number of meetings, hearings and late-night floor votes in recent days, and I am happy to report that we have come to an agreement... Read More...
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