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There will be many difficult budget decisions to make in upcoming sessions. At the same time, the budget situation should not overshadow our state’s single largest need: jobs. I’ve said it before, and it is well worth repeating: There is much the Legislature can and should do to encourage job growth, because jobs are not only good for families, they’re the best remedy for our state’s budget trouble.

I always enjoy communicating with my constituents about the issues that are important to you, so please don’t hesitate to call, write or e-mail me using the contact information below. It continues to be an honor to serve you in the Washington State Senate.

Sincerely,

Jim Honeyford
15th District State Senator

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A capital budget that builds classrooms, not state office buildings A capital budget that builds classrooms, not state office buildings
This post originally appeared in the Majority Coalition Caucus leadership blog, Exit 105. Over the weekend a news story highlighted one of the big problems the Legislature faces this year. We’re mandating all-day kindergarten and reducing class sizes in grades K-3. And if we do that, we’re going to need...
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Senate continues to put the ‘public’ back in public education with capital-budget approval Senate continues to put the ‘public’ back in public education with capital-budget approval
The Senate today approved its proposal to build over 2,100 classrooms, fully fund 80 parks and trails, inject $60 million into local-government infrastructure projects statewide and provide $30 million to expand the number of community behavioral health beds. Over 30 percent of the Senate’s $3.9-billion capital budget is devoted to...
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Senate capital budget would boost schools, recreation, economic development Senate capital budget would boost schools, recreation, economic development
The Senate’s bipartisan capital-budget proposal for 2015-17 would build over 2,100 classrooms, fully fund 80 parks and trails, and devote $60 million to local-government infrastructure projects statewide. The $3.9 billion plan was released today by Sen. Jim Honeyford, capital-budget chair; Sen. Karen Keiser, Democratic capital-budget leader; Sen. Bruce Dammeier, vice...
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Joint legislative drought committee meets, Honeyford selected as chair Joint legislative drought committee meets, Honeyford selected as chair
In response to the record low mountain snowpack and the governor’s drought declaration, the first meeting of the 2015 Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought was held today. Sen. Jim Honeyford was chosen to chair the committee that has been tasked with making legislative recommendations in response to...
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