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...
Creating a Department of Children, Youth and Families The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Walsh’s Report from Olympia March 3, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, One of the big-picture proposals before this year’s Legislature is the creation of a new Department of Children, Youth and Families. This agency... Read More...
Senate, House pass resolutions honoring Gina Grant Bull OLYMPIA – Both chambers of the Washington Legislature Wednesday passed resolutions honoring Gina Grant Bull, the Walla Walla native who rose to become page supervisor for the state House of Representatives. Bull, who died in October at age 57, was recalled as a core member of the legislative family after... Read More...
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