OLYMPIA - Jails in Pierce County face a backlog of inmates waiting for mental competency evaluations, creating additional pressure on already thin resources and in some cases threatening public safety. A bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee is designed to cut into that backlog.
On Tuesday, Sen. Steve Conway attended a political forum on poverty wage jobs, attended by workers, community supporters and members of the SEIU and Teamsters unions.
Attendees thanked the senator for his leadership and willingness to work ...Read More
OLYMPIA - In 2010, Tacoma school teacher Jennifer Paulson was shot and killed by a man who had been harassing and stalking her for several years. In the years following her death, her family sought a change in state law to create a court order required stalkers to stay away from their victims. On Saturday, their long efforts paid off.
At Tacoma’s ...Read More
OLYMPIA - Washington issues court orders that require perpetrators in domestic violence and harassment cases to stay away from their victims. However it does not issue orders that require stalkers to stay away from their victims. That changed on Tuesday with the passage of the Jennifer Paulson Stalking Protection Order Act.
House Bill 1383 creates a court order ...Read More
OLYMPIA - While education, public safety and healthcare are vital pieces of any state budget, Sen. Steve Conway says job creation must be at the heart of any state spending plan. The Democrat from South Tacoma says the budget passed by the Senate last week lacks that heart.
"It is of critical importance that a state budget drive job creation," said Conway, ...Read More