KING 5 on I-405 Express Toll Lanes The Senate Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill I sponsored to address issues with the I-405 Express Toll Lanes. For a preview and background from KING 5 please click here.   Read More...
Lawmakers seek to fix issues with Express Toll Lanes on I-405 In response to mounting problems facing Washington drivers using new Express Toll Lanes on Interstate 405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood, two lawmakers are proposing changes to improve toll lane policies and reduce congestion. Sen. Andy Hill and Rep. Mark Harmsworth today announced a new bill they’re sponsoring to address issues... Read More...
Governor’s budget plan doesn’t deal with realities of writing a budget In response to a supplemental budget proposal offered by Washington’s governor this morning, Sen. Andy Hill, the Senate’s chief budget writer and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, provided this response: “We’ve been waiting four years for the governor to produce a balanced budget — I guess we’re going... Read More...
Capitol Art Program 2015-16 Senator Andy Hill presents… 2015-16 Capitol Art Program Submit your artwork to be displayed in Senator Andy Hill’s office in the state capital! I’m incredibly proud of the artistic talent I see in our community. Help me put your creativity on display in my office for the whole state to... Read More...
NEWS: Local student art to be featured in Olympia Local students from all grade levels are encouraged to submit art to be featured in the Olympia office of Senator Andy Hill through the Capitol Art Program. Art submissions will be accepted through Feb. 1. “I’m incredibly proud of the artistic talent I see in our community,” said Hill, whose... Read More...
The Paramount Duty Series: Part I McCleary, Fulfilling Our Paramount Duty, and the Myth that New Taxes Are Needed Welcome to The Paramount Duty Series, a three-part examination of what led to the McCleary decision, its key holdings, a look at the dramatic K-12 funding increases in recent budgets, and what still remains to be done.... Read More...
Response to court on charter schools Following today’s state Supreme Court’s ruling invalidating Initiative 1240 passed by Washington state voters in 2012, which allowed 40 public charter schools to open over five years, Senator Andy Hill who serves as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee issued this statement: “Our paramount duty is to provide a... Read More...
Early learning investments will be in good hands with Hunter Following the announcement that Rep. Ross Hunter, the House of Representatives chief budget writer, would be stepping down to become the new director of the state’s Department of Early Learning, Sen. Andy Hill wished his budget-writing counterpart well. “Having spent countless hours working with Representative Hunter I’m pleased he’ll be... Read More...
Hill: Agreement reached on tuition reduction, no new taxes in budget OLYMPIA… Today, Sen. Andy Hill made this statement regarding the announcement of compromise budget principles: “In March, we released a budget that fully funds education and makes college affordable without new taxes. We’ve held to these principles and are grateful that both the governor and House have agreed to support... Read More...
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