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Low-carbon fuel standards pose another threat to fuel prices By Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla Note: The following op-ed appeared in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin during the week of Feb. 12. During last week’s telephone town hall in the 16th Legislative District, we heard from a number of individuals concerned about the governor’s proposed gas tax increase... Read More...
At long last, a resolution to the rural-well crisis The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Maureen Walsh’s subscribers Jan. 25, 2018. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s Report From Olympia, click here. Legislature’s solution allows well-drilling to resume, prevents collapse of rural land values Dear friends and neighbors, Sometimes it seems the Legislature moves at a glacial pace, but... Read More...
Lawmakers approve water deal, public-works budget State capital budget funds Pasco Early Learning Center, College Place water, and other local public-works projects OLYMPIA – Washington lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a bill that will permit rural property owners to resume drilling household wells, ending a year-long impasse that had delayed approval of the Legislature’s $4 billion... Read More...
Walsh page-scholarship bill signed by governor Walsh page-scholarship bill signed by governor Walsh inmate education, welfare job-training bills also enacted OLYMPIA – A bill creating a page scholarship program in memory of Walla Walla native Gina Grant Bull was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday. Senate Bill 5346, sponsored by Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla... Read More...
Session ends in fizzle – we’ll be back!  The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Walsh’s Report from Olympia April 21, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s newsletter, click here.     Dear friends and neighbors, After nearly four months’ work in Olympia, our regular legislative session has come to an end, yet we’re still not finished.... Read More...
Walsh bills clear Legislature: Page scholarships, vocational training, inmate education Page-scholarship program honors memory of Gina Grant Bull OLYMPIA – Lawmakers this week gave final approval to three bills sponsored by Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, launching a legislative-page scholarship program, expanding vocational-training opportunities for welfare recipients, and authorizing 2-year associate-degree programs for inmates at Washington prisons. The bills now... Read More...
More funding for schools under Senate education plan The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Walsh’s Report from Olympia April 6, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, The most pressing issue this year in Olympia is K-12 education, and we’re finally getting down to the details before the scheduled... Read More...
Senate budget boosts education, sets priorities The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Walsh’s Report from Olympia March 24, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, In many ways, writing a state budget is like writing a family’s household budget. The process involves evaluating resources and prioritizing expenditures... Read More...
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