Senate honors Tahoma High’s ‘We the People’ team The Washington State Senate today honored Tahoma High School’s “We the People” team with a resolution sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet and Sen. Joe Fain in recognition of the school’s 22nd state championship. “Year after year I am amazed by the dedication and passion of these Tahoma students and teachers,”... Read More...
Washington’s cancer research fund named after Sen. Andy Hill Washington state’s cancer research fund will be named the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment, after a measure sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain was today signed into law. Fain’s legislation recognizes Hill, his friend and colleague, who lost his own battle with cancer on Oct. 31, 2016. Molly Hill of Redmond... Read More...
City of Kent Legislative Priorities Kent Mayor Dana Ralph stopped by yesterday to discuss City of Kent Government priorities for this legislative session. We celebrated passage of the state’s capital budget which includes funding to build the new East Hill YMCA. Read More...
Community survey results In December many of you received my annual pre-session survey either in an email or your home mailbox. These are one valuable way for me to get feedback directly from thousands of you on a variety of issues.  In addition to gauging your opinion on specific policy issues, I also enjoy... Read More...
Major investments for South King County in newly approved capital budget Passage of a new state capital budget means more community projects for South King County, according to Sen. Joe Fain, who advocated for the region’s priorities. The state’s $4.2 capital budget pays for long-term infrastructure including classrooms, flood prevention efforts, local park improvements and a variety of other community programs.... Read More...
Senators propose ‘more appropriate’ reform of DWLS law Bipartisan legislation introduced this week would reduce the state’s most commonly charged crime – driving while license suspended in the third degree – to a civil infraction. Senators Joe Fain and David Frockt say Senate Bill 6189 would enable prosecutors to prioritize serious public-safety threats while ensuring that minor infractions... Read More...
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...
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