Senate transportation budget expedites key projects for King County The new two-year state transportation budget approved today by the Washington State Senate would expedite completion of key congestion relief and safety projects benefiting King County and state residents. Sen. Joe Fain worked to speed up the start of construction for new interchanges at Highway 18 and Interstate 90 in... Read More...
Navy Appreciation Day The Senate recognized the men and women of the United States Navy on Navy Appreciation Day when we were joined by Rear Admiral Gary Mayes and Captain Scott Dunfee. As the Senate Majority Floor Leader I worked with former Secretary of State Ralph Munro and Senator Barbara Bailey, who represents... Read More...
Protecting online privacy While Congress might disagree, bipartisan lawmakers in Washington state believe the public should have a reasonable right to privacy online. I’m sponsoring new legislation that would protect consumers by prohibiting internet service providers and telecommunications companies from collecting your personal information or online browsing data without your express consent. Read... Read More...
Gonzaga basketball recognized in Senate Best of luck to the Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball team in tonight’s national championship game. Friday, the Senate adopted a resolution that wished them well and recognized their on-court success and the school’s off-the-court commitment to academic achievement by student athletes. Since they’re not playing the Huskies…Go Zags! Read More...
Auburn community member honored by Senate Auburn-based dentist Amy Cook was on hand as the Senate recognized her efforts to provide dental-care access to low-income people without insurance and those with special needs. Thanks Amy for setting a great example for our community and entire state. Read More...
Taking the classroom to the Capitol with technology Dragging a class of high school students 42 miles from their South King County classroom to the state Capitol is rarely an option during the busy school year. But this week an Auburn High School journalism class did manage to speak directly with Sen. Joe Fain, their state senator, about... Read More...
Paid family leave on KUOW Lawmakers from both political parties are continuing work to provide paid family leave benefits to working families in a way that is financially sustainable for employers. I gave KUOW’s Bill Radke an update on our progress and goals, which you can listen to below. KUOW: One Washington state senator’s fight... Read More...
Celebrating Nowruz The Senate approved a resolution I sponsored celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which is celebrated by nearly 1 million Iranian-Americans including tens of thousands here in our state. Thank you to the guests who joined us to celebrate in the Senate gallery and to our lieutenant governor for his... Read More...
Seahawk Ricardo Lockette in Olympia on Spinal Health Former Seahawk receiver Ricardo Lockette was in Olympia today to advocate for improved spinal cord research. Ricardo, who suffered his own major injury, visited with lawmakers and testified in the House Health Care Committee to advocate for additional research and treatment for head, neck and spine injuries. Read More...
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