King says failure to pass transportation package not due to lack of effort At a news conference today – one day before the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session – Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, lamented the fact that lawmakers did not pass an agreed-upon transportation revenue and reform package before adjourning. King added that the... Read More...
King supports minimal changes for second year of transportation budget The state Senate last night approved minor adjustments to the state’s 2013-15 transportation budget that will continue maintenance and preservation of Washington roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Sen. Curtis King, co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, says the modest changes he supports through Senate Bill 6001 are not about adding... Read More...
Talking transportation reform with Sen. Curtis King Washington State’s 14th District Senator Curtis King, R-Yakima, and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, talks about the reforms needed in the Washington State Department of Transportation and why they’ve been unable to move forward. Read More...
Sen. King on his bill to allow shorter school weeks Washington State’s 14th District Senator Curtis King, R-Yakima, talks about his bill to make permanent a 2009 pilot program set to expire this year that allows up to five school districts with fewer than 500 students to condense their school week. Read More...
King bill protecting minors from the dangers of tanning beds passes Senate Members of the State Senate voted 40-8 Wednesday, approving a bill that would protect children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices. Senate Bill 6065, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, would require users of UV tanning equipment to... Read More...
Tanning bed legislation heading for a floor vote Senate Bill 6065, my bill to protect children under the age of eighteen from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices, has received a public hearing and been approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor. It is now awaiting a vote by the... Read More...
Allowing for more four-day school weeks This year, I’ve proposed Senate Bill 6242, which will hopefully make permanent the pilot program that allows smaller school districts (those with less than 500 students) to move to a four-day school week. Since the pilot program is due to expire this year, my bill will implement the four-day option... Read More...
Push for transportation reform begins with committee hearing on King bill Sen. Curtis King today began the Majority Coalition Caucus’ drive toward reforming the state’s transportation system by testifying in favor of his bill to return sales tax collected on transportation projects to the transportation budget, rather than diverting it to the general fund. According to King, Senate Bill 6102 –... Read More...
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