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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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Senate unanimously selects Honeyford to serve as vice president pro tempore
Senate unanimously selects Honeyford to serve as vice president pro tempore
The state Senate today chose Sen. Jim Honeyford as its vice president pro tempore, making him one of just three lawmakers formally selected to preside in the Senate’s chambers at the Capitol. “I’m pleased my colleagues have entrusted this important leadership role to me,” said Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “When called upon...
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IN THE NEWS: Meeting on water needs planned for Thursday in Yakima
IN THE NEWS: Meeting on water needs planned for Thursday in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. — State lawmakers are seeking the public’s perspective on how Washington should invest in water management for the future at a meeting in Yakima on Thursday. It’s part of a $250,000 study to understand the “economic consequences of investing – and not investing – in water infrastructure and fisheries...
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Honeyford urges action to protect Washington waters from invasive mussels
Honeyford urges action to protect Washington waters from invasive mussels
The U.S. Senate approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on Thursday, authorizing $9 billion in spending on 25 water development projects across the nation. The bill authorizes up to $20 million to be administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to match state spending for watercraft inspection stations...
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IN THE NEWS: Cooperation over contention gets things done on water policy
IN THE NEWS: Cooperation over contention gets things done on water policy
Not long ago, Kittitas County could have been the poster child for tensions between local and state governments on water use. Issues erupted in 2009 and simmered for the next five years or so: The state Department of Ecology imposed a moratorium on drilling domestic wells, the U.S. Geological Survey...
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