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  • Senate Democrats offer plan to fully implement K-12 funding

Senate Democrats offer plan to fully implement K-12 funding

  • April 15th, 2015

Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced a plan to phase in full funding of K-12 education for Washington students and get the state out from under the Supreme Court’s contempt of court ruling.

The plan will […]

Video: Beef Day 2015!

  • April 12th, 2015

It’s a “Game of T-Bones” as Sen. Brian Hatfield welcomes the Washington Cattlemen’s Association to Olympia for Beef Day 2015.

Sen. Nelson: Parliamentary tricks and phony rules stall budget process

  • April 3rd, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the conclusion of budget amendments Friday morning:

“Tonight Democrats proposed numerous amendments, and saw one after another struck down.

“Why? That’s a good question. Other than […]

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2015 Session: Let’s Get To Work

The challenges that faced the legislature in 2014 — education funding, a transportation plan for all Washingtonians and important policies such as climate change, oil train transportation and mental health — are the same challenges the 2015 legislature must tackle. Read more…

Sen. Sharon Nelson

Sen. Sharon Nelson – Senate Democratic Leader