OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate Democratic caucus approved their full leadership and committee appointments on Thursday, for the upcoming 2015 legislative session.
Changes to leadership include Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, assuming the role of […]
The Legislature should make every effort to fully fund the $198 million sought by Washington’s universities in order to hold tuition steady for the next two years and to maintain institutional quality, Sen. […]
Senate Democrats said farewell to retiring member Sen. Adam Kline, D-Southeast Seattle, during a gathering of colleagues, staff and friends. Kline served in the Legislature for 18 years, nine as chair of the Judiciary […]
Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, issued the statement below following a shooting Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty and families of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday.
Senate Democratic Floor Leader Christine Rolfes issued the statement below following today’s Supreme Court ruling:
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling that the state is in contempt for failing to adequately fund the education of Washington’s one million school […]
OLYMPIA – Following the release of a report by the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) on the presence of toxic chemicals in children’s products, Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, […]
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2014 Session: Work Left Unfinished
While there were victories to celebrate in 2014 – the passage of the Dream Act, gun violence prevention and a modest amount of money put into education – Senate Democrats are concerned about the lack of progress that was made toward fully funding education in 2014 and the burden that and other shortcomings will create when the 2015 legislature convenes in January. Read more…