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State Senate honors Filipino-Americans with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded the Filipino-American community of Washington Wednesday after passing Senate Resolution 8617 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “There are large populations of Filipino-Americans in the 15th District and I’m proud to represent them in the Senate,” Honeyford said. “Their history and culture here... Read More...
State Senate honors Civil Air Patrol with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded members of the Civil Air Patrol Thursday after passing Senate Resolution 8621 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “I’ve been involved with the Civil Air Patrol for more than four years now and I really enjoy the opportunities to guide and mentor some... Read More...
Comcast Newsmakers with Sen. Jim Honeyford Comcast Newsmakers Western Washington is hosted by Sabrina Register. In this edition, Sabrina interviews Senator Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, and chair of the Senate Capital Budget Committee, about school construction, school safety and the 2013 legislative session. Read More...
Senate passes two bills to fund new safety measures for schools To better protect Washington schools, students and teachers, the Senate today unanimously passed two bills that would initiate implementation of school-safety measures. Sen. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 5197, a measure that was introduced in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. “At a time... Read More...
Honeyford bills on mosquitoes and minors pass Senate unanimously Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, said he appreciated the Senate’s unanimous passage of two of his bills today. Senate Bill 5002 proposes to update state law to allow local mosquito districts more flexibility in their operations while Senate Bill 5056 would make it easier for companies in Washington to hire minors.... Read More...
Honeyford joins Senate in honoring retired Sen. Bob Morton During floor action Wednesday, members of the Washington State Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8610, sponsored by 15th District Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. The Senate resolved that all members and staff offer their best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement and their deepest gratitude to retired 7th District Sen. Bob... Read More...
Honeyford named top Republican on Senate ag committee Sen. Jim Honeyford began the 2013 legislative session Monday by accepting the role of ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee. Under the new Majority Coalition committee structure, some committees are chaired by Democrats, some by Republicans and some are co-chaired. “The Majority Coalition Caucus... Read More...
Honeyford to chair capital budget committee under new Senate plan After years of one-party rule in Washington state government, Democrat and Republican senators announced today that they have formed a Majority Coalition Caucus to lead the Senate during the 2013 legislative session. Twenty-five state senators have committed themselves to the new majority group, including Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, who will... Read More...
Honeyford continues in Senate leadership, re-elected as deputy floor leader Washington’s Senate Republicans met privately Wednesday afternoon to elect their leadership team – an event that occurs in legislative election years – and chose Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, to continue serving as deputy floor leader. “Obviously I’m honored that my colleagues think highly of me,” Honeyford said of his re-election.... Read More...