Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) was selected recently as Washington STEM’s 2020 Legislator of the Year. Conway shares this distinction with fellow honoree Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton). Conway was nominated by the regional Tacoma STEAM Network and Foundation for Tacoma students for his effort in ensuring students have access to STEM education opportunities via the Leadership Assistance for Science Education ...Read More
Washington’s retired teachers and other public employees educated generations of Washingtonians, worked tirelessly to improve public health and provided countless other services for people throughout our state. Under a bill sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway, retired public employees will receive a modest three percent cost of living increase to help make ends meet. “It’s important that we keep our promises to these ...Read More
When a one member of a military deploys, the entire family serves. Sen. Steve Conway is sponsoring a bill to ensure that the people who are left behind while their loved ones are protecting our freedoms abroad, have the resources they need stateside to continue life as normal as possible. Senate Bill 6626 will establish a liaison office inside the state’s ...Read More
A groundbreaking former state lawmaker has chronicled her experiences in the Legislature in a biographical oral history. All proceeds from sales of Rosa Franklin -- A Life in Health Care, Public Service, and Social Justice will go into an account that funds Capitol preservation, the state library and archives, and the legislative oral history program. “When Sen. Sam Hunt called me several ...Read More
Alexander Scott, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) sponsored Scott’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...Read More
Jordan Codington, 16, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) sponsored Codington’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...Read More
OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) joined local officials in Orting on Oct. 1 to break ground on a new tiny house village that will provide supportive housing to up to 35 veterans in Pierce County experiencing homelessness.
Located on a five-acre portion of the campus of the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Soldiers Home, the Read More
OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) joined Gov. Jay Inslee and other officials at the Port of Tacoma on Oct. 1 to kick off construction on completion of State Route 167 in Pierce County, part of the $1.96 billion Puget Sound Gateway Program connecting ports with manufacturing and industrial centers. The program, which also includes completion of SR 509 in ...Read More
OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) has been appointed to serve on the commission that will help administer Washington's new long-term care benefit program.
The Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Commission will establish rules and policies for the program, which gives residents who need assistance with activities of daily living up to $36,500 for long-term services and ...Read More
TACOMA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) was on hand on June 17 as the Franklin Pierce School District unveiled the state's first electric school bus.
The bus is part of a pilot program intended to lead to the replacement of the district's fleet of diesel buses, reducing carbon emissions and saving the district thousands in maintenance ...Read More