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Sen. Conway bill puts a focus on community policing

Sen. Conway bill puts a focus on community policing

A bill with a goal of strengthening the relationship between law enforcement within the communities they are tasked with protecting and serving received a public hearing Tuesday in Olympia. Senate Bill 5353, sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) creates a grant program with the goal of fostering community engagement through neighborhood organizing, law enforcement-community partnerships, youth mobilization and business engagement. The bill would award grants to counties to strengthen existing community policing programs. “There is a lot of work to do to re-establish trust in law enforcement within communities across our state,” Conway said. “This bill will help strengthen programs that are working and hopefully serve as a tool for other communities to emulate programs that are making a difference.” If passed, the ...

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About Sen. Conway

Having served the 29th District as a State Representative for 18 years, Steve is now the Democratic senator for the Pierce County district that includes South Tacoma, East Lakewood and Parkland.

In addition to serving in a leadership role as the Vice President Pro Tempore, he is a member of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways & Means and Health & Long Term Care committees.

Read Sen. Conway’s full biography here.

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

All businesses in Washington would see significant relief from unemployment taxes, including reductions in bills due in April, if Senate Bill 5061 is passed by the Legislature by mid-February. The bill, which passed on the Senate floor Jan. 27 with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, has an emergency clause and if the House also approves it, would take effect as soon as ...

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