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Conway joins work group on need for long-term care nurses

Conway joins work group on need for long-term care nurses

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, has been tapped to serve as the Senate’s representative on Washington’s newly formed Work Group on the Assessment of Need for Nursing in Long Term Care Settings. The work group will assess the need for nurses in long-term care settings and make recommendations regarding worker recruitment, training and retention challenges for long-term care providers ...

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Conway picked to head pension policy committee

Conway picked to head pension policy committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, was chosen on Tuesday by his colleagues to again chair Washington’s Select Committee on Pension Policy. The committee, which meets while the Legislature is not in session, studies issues affecting the state’s public employee retirement systems and makes recommendations to the Legislature regarding changes. “I’m honored to return to the helm of this committee at ...

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Governor signs bill qualifying first responders for workers’ comp for PTSD

Governor signs bill qualifying first responders for workers’ comp for PTSD

OLYMPIA – Firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from their job will be able to make claims for workers’ compensation under a bill signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee. State law currently prohibits workers’ compensation claims based on mental conditions or disabilities caused by stress. Senate Bill 6214, sponsored by Sen. Steve ...

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Governor signs cost of living increase for 72,000 pensioners

Governor signs cost of living increase for 72,000 pensioners

OLYMPIA – Some 72,000 retired Washington public employees and teachers will receive a cost-of-living adjustment in their pensions as a result of a bipartisan bill signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 6340, sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, gives retirees in Plan 1 of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) or the Teachers' Retirement System ...

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Conway presides over Senate as vice president pro tempore

Conway presides over Senate as vice president pro tempore

Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, presided over the Washington Senate on Monday as vice president pro tempore. The vice president pro tempore manages the legislative work of the Senate when the lieutenant governor and the president pro tempore – currently Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines – are absent. Conway was unanimously elected to the leadership position by fellow senators and sworn in ...

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Senate passes bill to let first responders claim workers’ comp for PTSD

Senate passes bill to let first responders claim workers’ comp for PTSD

OLYMPIA – Firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be able to make a claim for workers’ compensation under a bill approved today by the Senate. State law currently bars workers’ compensation claims based on mental conditions or mental disabilities caused by stress. Senate Bill 6214 would exempt firefighters, law enforcement officers ...

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Conway to host town hall on Feb. 17

Conway to host town hall on Feb. 17

Who: State Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma What: Town hall meeting When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 Where: Bates Technical College, South Campus Cafeteria, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma Why: This is an opportunity to speak in person with your senator about issues important to Pierce County and your community. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Fully funding education
  • Mental health services
  • Transportation improvements
  • ...

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Senate honors those who provided assistance during Amtrak derailment

Senate honors those who provided assistance during Amtrak derailment

On Jan. 31, the Washington State Senate approved Senate Resolution 8696, honoring first responders and others who provided aid during the Dec. 18 Amtrak train derailment near DuPont in southern Pierce County. The resolution recognized "all those who acted promptly, efficiently, and effectively in a time of extraordinary confusion and emotional stress to aid the injured and their families and ...

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Video: Conway honors fallen Deputy Daniel McCartney

Video: Conway honors fallen Deputy Daniel McCartney

Watch Sen. Steve Conway’s remarks from the floor of the Washington Senate on Senate Resolution 8464 honoring Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney, who was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 8, 2018. The full text of Conway’s remarks appears below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6w80usxHbU&feature=youtu.be “Deputy Daniel Alexander McCartney was a dedicated public servant who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the people ...

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Conway hails Senate passage of capital budget

Conway hails Senate passage of capital budget

OLYMPIA – Washington’s Senate approved a $4.2 billion capital budget package yesterday, providing historic levels of funding for school construction, environmental priorities, higher education institutions and mental health facilities. “I’m very pleased that the Senate has come together to pass this vital infrastructure package,” Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, said. “This long-overdue measure will provide nearly $1 billion in school construction ...

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