Senate adopts King resolution to honor Yakima Health District Members of the Washington State Senate took time Wednesday to mark the 100 years of service provided by the Yakima Health District. Senate Resolution 8654, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, was adopted unanimously. “Back in June of 1911, the Yakima County Health District was formed to deal with a... Read More...
King to host telephone town hall meeting Wednesday State Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, is inviting residents of the 14th Legislative District to participate in a live community conversation on Wednesday. The telephone town hall meeting regarding the 2011 legislative session will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Many district residents can expect an invitational phone call from... Read More...
King bill to align state with federal transportation law passes Senate The Washington State Senate today voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 5260, which removes the 75-foot length limit for saddlemount vehicle combinations from Washington State Law and increases the limit to 97 feet. “You’ve probably seen these vehicle combinations on freeways around the state. Often it’ll be a chain... Read More...
King co-sponsors resolution to honor fallen DOT worker On Jan. 16, Billy “Bud” Rhynalds was killed by a falling tree during a storm while he set up safety cones on State Route 203 near Carnation, in rural King County. Today, members of the Washington State Senate paused to remember Rhynalds, a 12-year maintenance employee with the Washington State... Read More...
Senate Republicans announce 2011-12 committee assignments The Senate Republican Caucus today announced its committee assignments for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions, including ranking (lead) Republicans on the state Senate committees. They will be: Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Ranking:  Sen. Jerome Delvin Other members:  Sens. Mark Schoesler, Jim Honeyford and Randi Becker Early Learning and... Read More...
King votes for budget reductions during one-day special session State lawmakers today approved several budget bills designed to narrow the state’s $1.1 billion budget gap during an emergency six-hour special session. Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, voted in favor of the bills, saying he supports this first step toward fiscal sustainability. “This is just a first step,” King said. “The... Read More...
King calls largest tax increase in state history ‘very troubling’ The Washington State Senate today passed a bill amounting to the single largest operating-budget tax increase in state history. Senate Bill 6143would increase taxes by $794 million in the current biennium and nearly $1.7 billion in the 2011-13 biennium. Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, voted against the bill, saying the direction... Read More...
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