REAL ID fix sails through Senate on 45 to 4 bipartisan vote REAL ID compliance legislation sailed through the Senate this morning on a 45 to 4 bipartisan vote. The chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, sponsored SB 5008 to bring Washington State into compliance with the federal requirements of the 2005 REAL ID Act. The bill requires... Read More...
Goldendale teen serves as page for Sen. King OLYMPIA… Alyssa Simmons, an 11th-grade homeschooled student from Goldendale, was sponsored by Sen. King to spend a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate in Olympia. Alyssa was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages for the first week of the 2017 legislative session. “Alyssa... Read More...
Sen. Curtis King’s Olympia Update – Post-session Edition In my report following the end of the legislative session, I discuss the governor’s decision to veto sections of the bipartisan budget update and the ceremony I attended to honor Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael J. McNabb, who was killed in the line of duty 30 years ago on State Route 14. Read my... Read More...
Sen. Curtis King’s Olympia Update – Sine Die Edition It took an additional 20 days for the Democrats in the House of Representatives to drop their pursuit of new taxes and agree to an operating-budget update that was restrained in its spending, contained no new taxes and balanced over four years, as state law requires. In my latest update... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Interns see inside Olympia politics Three University of Washington Bothell students served as legislative interns during the session in Olympia, taking the ultimate civics class with a behind-the-scenes look at politics. Winter classes for Cody Thorne, Andy Tran and Claira Rolfson were held in the state capital where the interns performed meaningful work for lawmakers... Read More...
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