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...
Olympia Update May 2014 “On time and on budget” is how I describe the 2014 legislative session that ended March 13 in my latest Olympia Update. Read here about session, my bill Gov. Inslee signed prohibiting minors from using tanning beds and what I’ve been up to since returning home from Olympia. Read More...
State leaders gear up for transportation bus tour State transportation leaders will travel by bus to see firsthand key rail-centered projects and attend briefings by state and local officials, following a June 17 joint transportation meeting in Spokane. “We’re going to be touring many small communities whose focus is rail. The goods they move by freight have a... Read More...
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