29 06, 2015

Senate passes 2015-17 operating budget

  • June 29th, 2015

The 2015-17 operating budget passes in the Washington State Senate. (TRT: 1:13) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD.


On Monday, the Senate passed a $38.2 billion dollar biennial budget that makes much-needed investments in education, restores recession-era cuts to the safety net, and makes higher education more affordable. Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, the lead Democratic budget negotiator, has been working to find a solution that addresses the needs of Washingtonians.

Sen. Jim Hargrove, D- […]

11 06, 2015

Bipartisan lawmakers introduce education finance proposal

  • June 11th, 2015

OLYMPIA – A group of bipartisan lawmakers on Thursday introduced Senate Bill 6130, a bill that establishes a framework to address the state’s need to reduce its reliance on local school levies to pay for basic education. (TRT: 66) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


17 04, 2015

State Senate recognizes National Day of Silence

  • April 17th, 2015

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, sponsored Senate Resolution 8669  on Friday to recognize thousands of Washington state students who are raising awareness of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools on the National Day of Silence. (TRT: 53) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD