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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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Time for a fact check with Sen. Honeyford’s June 15, 2015 Olympia Update
Honeyford serious committee
Time for a fact check with Sen. Honeyford’s June 15, 2015 Olympia Update
Days away from risking a state government shutdown House majority leaders continue to put politics ahead of people. In my latest Olympia Update, I reveal who really walked away from negotiations, who refuses to pass an emergency drought bill and counter some of the half-truths with facts. Read on here.
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Honeyford, Warnick gain Senate support for drought relief Honeyford, Warnick gain Senate support for drought relief
Today, on the final day of the Legislature’s special session, the Senate unanimously voted to allocate $18 million to the State Drought Preparedness Account, allowing the state Department of Ecology to begin emergency drought response as soon as the bill is approved by the House of Representatives and signed into...
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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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