Town Hall Meeting – 3/18 at 11AM Please join us for a town-hall meeting on Saturday, March 18, from 11am-12:30pm at the Golden Steer in Kent. Visit townhall.senatorfain.com for details and to submit a question. Read More...
Short-term stability for schools On Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill that provides short-term stability for local school districts by maintaining existing levy funding, while implementing key reforms to increase accountability. The legislation averts what has been dubbed the “levy cliff” after the Legislature approved a temporary increase in the amount of local property taxes... Read More...
School funding update This evening the Senate approved a bill that provides short-term stability for local school districts by maintaining existing levy funding, while implementing key reforms to increase accountability. This is only one small, but important step in our work this year. Next we must continue work to find agreement on a... Read More...
Protecting all people In response to the shooting of a Sikh man in Kent, in which the perpetrator being investigated for a hate crime allegedly told the victim to “go back to your own country,” Senator Joe Fain issued this statement: “The race-related violence in Kent perpetrated against a member of the Sikh... Read More...
Town Hall Meeting – March 18 at 11AM in Kent You’re invited to join us for a town-hall meeting at 11:00am on Saturday, March 18, in Kent. We’ll share the latest news from Olympia with residents and answer your questions about issues facing the Legislature. You’re encouraged to ask questions during the event, but are also invited to send them... Read More...
Senate votes to rename cancer research fund after Sen. Andy Hill Washington state’s cancer research fund would be re-named the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment, under a measure sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain to recognize and remember his friend and colleague. The late Sen. Hill lost his own battle with cancer on Oct. 31, 2016. “While Andy probably would not have... Read More...
Defending against financial chaos I’m sponsoring an amendment to enshrine Washington’s four-year balanced budget requirement in our state constitution. Some wonder why we should look further into the future given that we already budget in two-year cycles. Requiring lawmakers to budget for four years is our greatest defense against self-inflicted financial chaos. Last year... Read More...
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