Senate passes Walsh bill expanding education programs for prison inmates OLYMPIA – A bill offering new educational opportunities for prison inmates passed the state Senate Wednesday, allowing community and technical colleges to expand two-year degree programs in Washington prisons. The first bill sponsored by Sen. Maureen Walsh to clear the Senate, Senate Bill 5069 authorizes the Department of Corrections to... Read More...
Small wells provoke big debate at the statehouse Note: This op-ed appeared in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin the third week of February. By Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla Education funding may be our top priority this year in the state Legislature, but an issue regarding small, household-sized wells seems to be generating plenty of steam. A... Read More...
Senate passes education plan The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Walsh’s Report from Olympia Feb. 3, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s newsletter, click here. Under the Rotunda with 16th District seatmates: Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, left, and Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, right. Senate passes education plan This week, the Senate passed... Read More...
Off and running at the Capitol The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Walsh’s Report from Olympia Jan. 24, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Walsh’s newsletter, click here.   Dear friends and neighbors, On Jan. 9, I took my new seat in the state Senate after 12 years serving in the House of Representatives.... Read More...
Walsh sworn in as senator from 16th Legislative District OLYMPIA – Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, longtime lawmaker from the Mid-Columbia’s 16th Legislative District, was sworn in Monday as senator, following her election last fall to the district’s Senate seat. Walsh, who served 12 years in the House, replaces Sen. Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla, who stepped down this year. “I... Read More...
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