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First deadline of the 2013 session has passed

Jim HoneyfordGreetings, and thanks for reading my Olympia Report e-newsletter! The 2013 legislative session is well underway, and we’ve just passed our first cutoff deadline. Friday was the last day that policy committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate could consider bills from their body of origin. This week, only the Senate Ways and Means Committee and Senate Transportation Committee can continue to hold public hearings on bills until fiscal committee cutoff this Friday. After that, it’s two weeks of the full Senate debating and passing bills in the Senate Chamber.

I’m pleased to report that three of my bills have already been passed by the full Senate and are now being considered by House committees. Seven more of my bills have received do-pass recommendations by Senate committees and are now making their way to the Rules committee in preparation for full Senate debate. You can read more about my bills and other issues facing the Legislature this session by visiting my website, jimhoneyford.senaterepublicans.wa.gov. Continue reading

Honeyford continues in Senate leadership, re-elected as deputy floor leader

Senator Jim HoneyfordWashington’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. “I look forward to continuing to work in a bipartisan manner with all members of the Legislature for the good of the people of the state of Washington.” Continue reading