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...
Local student serves as page for Sen. King Maili Wells, a sophomore from Prosser High School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Maili was one of 29 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2016 legislative session. She was sponsored by... Read More...
King questions effectiveness of governor’s action on bill vetoes Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, today made this statement regarding the governor’s Thursday-night vetoes of 27 Senate bills, including Senate Bill 6606:  “It is mind-boggling that our state’s chief executive officer thinks the random sacrifice of Senate bills is the best way to motivate the House of Representatives and Senate to... Read More...
Transportation leader introduces bill addressing federal REAL ID compliance Today Sen. Curtis King introduced a bill that would ultimately allow Washington residents to obtain a driver’s license or state identicard that complies with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. King’s legislation would outline the documentation that would be required to receive a new federal-purpose driver’s license or identicard;... Read More...
David Lambert serves as page for Sen. King David Lambert, a freshman at Yakima’s West Valley High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. David was one of 26 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2016 legislative session. He was sponsored... Read More...
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