Senate transportation leaders release 2015 bipartisan transportation package Over two years of speculation ended today when Senate transportation leadership presented their bipartisan plan for a $15 billion statewide transportation revenue package. Transportation chair, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, Sens. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, Joe Fain, R-Auburn and Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood laid out the details of the package that would... Read More...
Senate transportation chair supports moving forward with Seattle tunnel Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, today made this statement regarding legislation that would effectively abandon the Seattle tunnel project:  “While I understand my colleagues’ concerns regarding the Seattle tunnel project, a bill to shut down a project of this size is not realistic. Those of us in transportation leadership in the... Read More...
King selected to lead Senate transportation committee During a meeting of Senate majority lawmakers Monday, Sen. Curtis King was chosen to chair the Senate Transportation Committee. As head of the committee, King will steer the transportation agenda and bill proposals, as well as write the biennial transportation budget. It is anticipated that the agenda will focus on passage of... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: ‘Greener’ fuels not yet worth the risks By Sen. Curtis King It’s been suggested that the forecast for Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda became cloudier once the Nov. 4 election results showed our Majority Coalition Caucus will continue to lead the state Senate for the remainder of Inslee’s term. Given how the governor seems willing to gamble... Read More...
State medical association names King ‘Legislator of the Year’ Sen. Curtis King’s work to protect young people from skin cancer has made him the Washington State Medical Association’s 2014 Legislator of the Year. Dr. Dale Reisner, association president, presented King, R-Yakima, with the honor at the WSMA annual meeting Saturday. Earlier this year King shepherded Senate Bill 6065, which... Read More...
King questions timing of grain-inspection shutdown at Vancouver port Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, made this statement regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent decision to withdraw the Washington State Patrol security detail that had been escorting state grain inspectors to United Grain Corporation’s export terminal in Vancouver. The move has effectively brought grain exports from the terminal, site of an ongoing... Read More...