Senator Fain discusses key issues with Southeast King County community leaders Covington and Maple Valley elected officials along with business and community leaders gathered to discuss key issues with Sen. Joe Fain at the Covington Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. “Speaking with and listening to our local leaders is essential to successfully represent our community before the entire state,” said Fain,... Read More...
State veterinary association recognizes Fain for animal advocacy For his work spearheading newly passed legislation to protect dogs from inhumane treatment, Sen. Joe Fain was recognized as the “Dr. Arnold C. Slater Legislator of the Year” by the Washington State Veterinary Medicine Association. “When you hug your dog tonight, tell it the story of Senator Joe Fain,” said... Read More...
Fain named “Champion for Kids” for online public school advocacy While much of the focus remains on public school students in traditional classroom settings, thousands also embrace alternative options including online learning, for which Sen. Joe Fain was recognized as a “Champion for Kids” by the Digital Public Schools Alliance. Fain continued his advocacy for students and families who utilize... Read More...
Improved teacher certification process goes online ahead of 2017 school year While much of this year’s attention on Washington’s education system focused on historic investments for public schools, lawmakers also streamlined the process for earning and maintaining teaching credentials. Updating the current system was done to ensure high-quality teachers would enter and remain in the classrooms, according to Sen. Joe Fain,... Read More...
Agreement reached on testing requirements for high school graduation Students in the high school graduating class of 2017 who did not pass state-required standardized assessments will be able to get their diploma if a new bill announced today is approved by the full Legislature. The compromise plan comes after education leaders in the state House of Representatives and Senate... Read More...
Improved care for drug-exposed infants in Washington Babies exposed to drugs in the womb face unique health challenges including withdrawal, tremors, and seizures. Caregivers recognize the benefits of specialized care that can be provided outside a traditional hospital setting. Under legislation sponsored by Kent Senators Joe Fain and Karen Keiser, which was signed into law Wednesday, Washington... Read More...
Increased protections for victims of sexual assault signed into law Legal protections will be available to more victims of sexual assault under legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, which was today signed into law by the governor. The new law allows courts to make civil protection orders permanent, instead of the current maximum of two years, and reduces burdens to... Read More...
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