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Historic investments in education without raising taxes
The Washington State Senate debates SSB 6052 - Making 2015 fiscal year and 2015-2017 fiscal year operating appropriations, June 29, the 2nd day of the 2015 Third Special Session.
Historic investments in education without raising taxes
Lawmakers approved a new two-year state budget that fully funds education, provides the first tuition cut in state history and improves mental health treatment without raising taxes, according to Sen. Joe Fain. “When students return to school this fall they’ll find a system that was truly prioritized in order to...
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Update on transportation investment package
I-405 Widening
Update on transportation investment package
As state lawmakers continue working to find agreement on major new transportation investments Sen. Curtis King, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, and Sen. Joe Fain, vice chair of the transportation budget, released this statement: “We appreciate the difficult decision the governor has made and applaud him for not allowing...
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Fain proposal hopes to expedite future state-budget negotiations Fain proposal hopes to expedite future state-budget negotiations
The Washington state budget affects everyone in the state, but too often in recent years completing a budget has required lawmakers to go into multiple overtime sessions. With that in mind Sen. Joe Fain today introduced a bill that would reduce the time lawmakers can raise money for their re-election...
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Auburn visits Olympia
Miss Auburn and Outstanding Teen Visit Capitol
Auburn visits Olympia
Today I had the tremendous opportunity to host Morgan Warren of Auburn and Keely Franchini of Lake Tapps at the Capitol. Morgan and Keely are this year’s winners of the Miss Auburn and Outstanding Teen in the Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant, which is the leading community-scholarship program of its kind...
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