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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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IN THE NEWS: Cooperation over contention gets things done on water policy
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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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Water banking web page goes live thanks to Honeyford bill
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Water banking web page goes live thanks to Honeyford bill
A new web page devoted to water banking information has been launched thanks to legislation sponsored by state Sen. Jim Honeyford. Passed with overwhelming support during the 2016 legislative session, Substitute Senate Bill 6179, directed the state Department of Ecology to create a web page on its website that provides...
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Capital budget grants provide local schools with additional space
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Capital budget grants provide local schools with additional space
Three local school districts have been selected to receive funding aimed at making kindergarten through third-grade classrooms less crowded. The Wapato School District is slated to receive $13 million, the Toppenish School District was awarded $2.2 million and the Yakima School District picked up $220,451; the funds will primarily be...
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IN THE NEWS: Burke Museum Breaks Ground on New Building
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IN THE NEWS: Burke Museum Breaks Ground on New Building
Burke Museum Breaks Ground on New Building Community Gathers to Celebrate the New Washington State Museum Seattle – Over 500 people gathered today on the University of Washington campus to celebrate starting construction on the New Burke Museum. The Burke is Washington’s oldest museum and the State Museum of Natural...
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