WA tuition increases second highest in nation before Senate froze rates

A new study released May 1 showed that students at Washington’s public colleges and universities faced the second highest tuition increase in the country following the economic recession in 2008. Despite the substantial cost shift to students and families, Sen. Joe Fain believes the Senate’s commitment to increased state support for colleges, universities and scholarships are a step in the right direction. “Continuing education after high school is vital for … Continue reading

Foster youth support enhanced through proven program

When foster youth turn 19 years old they often face a difficult transition into adulthood, which the state Legislature has tried to address in recent years through extended services. Sen. Joe Fain has worked to pass legislation since 2012 – most recently during the 2014 session – to extend foster care benefits to 19 to 21 year olds to help them transition into adulthood while saving the state money. During … Continue reading

Fain recognized with Bill Kyle Memorial Award

The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 5th Annual “Recognition of Service” dinner on Wednesday evening, where Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn was presented with the Bill Kyle Memorial Award for his elected service. “Senator Fain has been a strong advocate for the Auburn-area business community,” said Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nancy E. Wyatt. “We are happy to bestow this award on such a well-deserving … Continue reading