Co-chair of the Quality Education Council During last week’s meeting of the state Quality Education Council I was honored to be named co-chair of the committee.  The group tracks progress toward a variety of education reforms, provides policy recommendations and establishes goals and priorities for education. I’m looking forward to continue working to make long-term corrections... Read More...
Finance Guide: K-12 Education Below is a link to the 2012 Citizen’s Guide to Washington State: K-12 Finance, which is an incredible resource that provides an in-depth look at state education funding and the many layers that make up our K-12 appropriations in the budget. The citizen’s finance guides are put together by the... Read More...
Working to support, maintain and improve our public lands Last week I accepted an appointment to the board of directors of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a non-profit organization made up of a wide variety of conservation groups, private businesses and specialized community interests. The group provides responsible stewardship of our vast public lands and advocates for capital... Read More...
Catch a higher-education discussion on ‘Inside Olympia’ A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to appear on “Inside Olympia,” which is a weekly interview show on TVW, our state’s version of C-SPAN. The segment focused on higher-education spending and policy, and the effect of this year’s legislative sessions. Host Austin Jenkins had some great questions for... Read More...
Irresponsible budgets hurt education Last week I authored an op-ed with three of my Senate colleagues, which was made available to the local “Reporter” newspapers in each of the districts we represent. In case you hadn’t come across it yet, the piece is included below. – Andy Irresponsible budgets hurt education By Sens. Joe... Read More...
Regular session wrap-up: budget impasse The 2012 regular legislative session finished up last week. However, the Legislature didn’t complete all the work it was supposed to do. That means we will have to spend more time here in Olympia negotiating a budget that will cover the cost of state services and programs through the 16... Read More...
Town-hall meeting time well spent Thank you to everyone who joined me, Rep. Goodman and Rep. Springer for the 45th District town-hall meeting on Saturday.  It was nice to have a chance to answer questions and address your concerns in person. I hope we were able to provide a progress report of the 2012 legislative... Read More...
45th District Town Hall Meeting Please join me and Reps. Roger Goodman and Larry Springer for a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 18, at Sammamish City Hall. I look forward to updating you on my priorities for the 2012 legislative session, which is just past the halfway mark.  We will be focusing on citizen questions... Read More...
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