April 26, 2019

Governor signs trio of bills sponsored by Sen. King

Three bills introduced this legislative session by 14th District Sen. Curtis King were signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. One of the proposals, Senate Bill 5909, authorizes licensed liquor manufacturers to contract with licensed bottlers to have alcoholic beverages placed in cans, bottles and bags, and to mix...
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April 23, 2019

Senate honors Central Washington leaders for community service

The state Senate today paid tribute to the retiring manager of the Central Washington State Fair and honored a Yakima auto dealership for its youth program promoting perfect school attendance. The Senate passed Senate Resolution 8630, which honors Selah resident Greg Stewart for his 48-year career dedicated to the state’s...
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March 27, 2019

Sen. King statement on proposed Senate transportation budget

Sen. Curtis King, ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee and R-Yakima, issued this statement on Proposed Substitute Senate Bill 5214, the 2019-21 Senate transportation budget unveiled by Senate Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hobbs on Tuesday: “This is generally a minimal transportation budget. It doesn’t spend as much as prior budgets,...
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March 25, 2019

Sen. Curtis King’s Olympia Update — Midsession Edition

In this update, I cover highlights from the first half of the 2019 legislative session. You can read the entire e-newsletter here.
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February 12, 2019

King bill seeks to ban homeless camps near schools and child care centers

Homeless camps wouldn’t be allowed near schools, preschools, child care centers and other early-learning facilities under a bill introduced by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima. Senate Bill 5882 would prohibit cities, towns and counties from permitting sanctioned or unsanctioned homeless tent camps or other encampments within 1,000 feet of a public...
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January 31, 2019

King receives award for work on transportation issues

Sen. Curtis King has been honored by the Washington State Good Roads & Transportation Association for his work on transportation issues. King, formerly the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and currently its ranking Republican member, was named Legislator of the Decade by the association at its 2019 Legislative Breakfast Tuesday. The...
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January 14, 2019

King holds key positions on transportation, labor panels as 2019 session begins

Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, has been chosen by his caucus to serve in a key role on two Senate committees as the 2019 legislative session begins today. King returns as ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee, a position he held last year after serving as the committee’s chair from 2015...
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March 16, 2018

Federal assistance requested for finding missing Native American women

All 49 members of the Washington State Senate joined today to send a letter to federal government leaders requesting resources and assistance with finding missing Native American women. This action comes after the Legislature approved HB 2951 during the recently completed 2018 session, which tasks Washington State Patrol with studying...
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January 16, 2018

King asks Department of Licensing to reject resignation over information-sharing

OLYMPIA… In a letter sent Monday evening to the Washington State Department of Licensing, Sen. Curtis King requested the agency reject the resignation of DOL deputy director Jeff DeVere, which appears related to the department’s sharing of information with federal immigration officials. King, who serves as ranking minority member on...
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