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Package of bills targets community needs

Package of bills targets community needs

Seniors, students, housing costs, drug prices and economic fairness round out the 2016 legislative priorities of Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. “Washington households face difficult challenges that are getting steadily worse, something I’m hearing more each day from my constituents,” Cleveland said. “Addressing these challenges for those who are struggling is my overriding goal this session.” One of Cleveland’s priorities is to expand ...

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Cleveland: Let’s ensure equal pay opportunities for all

Cleveland: Let’s ensure equal pay opportunities for all

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, today released the following statement to honor the sixth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration act and the continuing battle to ensure that women earn the same pay as men for the same work. “I join people across our state and across our nation in honoring the struggle and victory of Lilly Ledbetter by continuing ...

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Cleveland: Vulnerable seniors, fair pay and housing require action

Cleveland: Vulnerable seniors, fair pay and housing require action

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, released this statement today following Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State address: “I am encouraged and excited to see Gov. Inslee call for improvements in public education, treatment for the mentally ill, and wages for working families. I share those priorities as well as the desire to help bring them to fruition. “At the same time, I ...

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Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, Jan. 9

Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, Jan. 9

With the legislative session beginning next week, Reps. Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller will join me in hosting a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Jan. 9. The location is the Vancouver Housing Authority building at 2500 Main St. (click here for directions). Overflow parking will be available at First Church of Christ Scientist at 204 East ...

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Cleveland chosen to be lead Democratic senator on health care issues

Cleveland chosen to be lead Democratic senator on health care issues

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, has been chosen to be the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Health Care Committee. “ I believe good heath is one of the primary pillars, along with education and meaningful employment, of successful households and thriving communities,” said Cleveland, who has served on the committee since her election to the Senate in 2012. “As ranking member, ...

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Cleveland agrees more to do in education, ready to work

Cleveland agrees more to do in education, ready to work

OLYMPIA Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, today issued the following statement in response to sanctions issued by the Washington State Supreme Court: “We made significant investments in education during the 2015 Legislative Session, however, I agree with the State Supreme Court that our work to fully fund basic education is not yet finished. “We need to make sure that all our ...

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Cleveland: “We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point”

Cleveland: “We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point”

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement after voting on several pieces of legislation on the Senate floor: “Today we took three critical votes on bills that will help us finish our business for the 2015 Legislative Session. The challenges faced by our state legislature have been some of the most difficult in state history. Our work was extremely challenging ...

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Cleveland: “Replacing antiquated bridge must be a priority for community, region, and our state”

Cleveland: “Replacing antiquated bridge must be a priority for community, region, and our state”

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate on Thursday passed a two-year transportation budget, House Bill 1299. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement: “The Transportation Budget is one of the budgets we must pass in order to complete our business in Olympia. I am pleased that our transportation budget negotiators were able to come to a compromise and give ...

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Cleveland: “We cannot forget the need to reduce tuition for community college students”

Cleveland: “We cannot forget the need to reduce tuition for community college students”

During the first day of the Special Session, the Senate took up Senate Bill 5954, a bill aimed at reducing tuition at four-year universities across the state. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bill: “I voted in favor of this measure today because I believe that we need to make higher ...

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Allison Bignall serves as page in the state Senate

Allison Bignall serves as page in the state Senate

OLYMPIA – During the week of April 20, Allison Bignall of Vancouver served as a page in the Washington State Senate. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, sponsored Bignall’s weeklong experience in the Legislature. “It was a privilege to sponsor Allison this week,” said Cleveland. “She was a bright and courageous young women and I am sure she has a bright future ...

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