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Honeyford’s perfect record of support for small business continues

Sen. Jim Honeyford has again earned the Guardian of Small Business Award by maintaining a perfect voting record during the 2013-14 biennium on issues that count for small businesses. He was one of 15 senators to receive a 100-percent score from the National Federation of Independent Business.

“Communities across the 15th Legislative District depend on these family-run shops, which not only are up against big corporations but also all the regulations Olympia throws at them,” said Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “It’s been my mission to chip away at the roadblocks they face and help them flourish.”

“Main Street has no better friend in the state Senate than Jim Honeyford,” said NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor.  “Since coming to the Legislature in 1995 Senator Honeyford has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with small business, earning a 100-percent voting record on the issues that matter most to our state’s entrepreneurs for each two-year legislature in which he has served.” Continue reading

Honeyford to chair capital budget committee under new Senate plan

Senator Jim HoneyfordAfter 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 also chair the state’s capital budget committee.

“Senators who serve on the capital budget committee have typically been very cooperative and bipartisan, and I expect that tradition to continue in the 2013 session,” Honeyford said. “As far as the Majority Coalition goes, it was clear to me that our citizens were tired of business-as-usual, partisan politics and lawmakers needed to find some common ground on which to make a stand.” Continue reading