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Legislature honors Franklin on Senate floor, celebrates oral history

Legislature honors Franklin on Senate floor, celebrates oral history

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 ...

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Alexander Scott serves as page in Washington State Senate

Alexander Scott serves as page in Washington State Senate

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 ...

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Jordan Codington serves as page in Washington State Senate

Jordan Codington serves as page in Washington State Senate

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 ...

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Ground broken on housing for veterans experiencing homelessness

Ground broken on housing for veterans experiencing homelessness

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

Conway helps kick off construction of SR 167 completion

Conway helps kick off construction of SR 167 completion

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 ...

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Conway joins commission administering long-term care benefit program

Conway joins commission administering long-term care benefit program

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 ...

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Franklin Pierce School District unveils state's first electric school bus

Franklin Pierce School District unveils state's first electric school bus

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 ...

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Conway hails executive order to help veterans, military spouses find jobs

Conway hails executive order to help veterans, military spouses find jobs

OLYMPIA - Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) has welcomed Gov. Jay Inslee's signature on an executive order to help military spouses and veterans in Washington find employment and training opportunities as they transition to civilian life.

"Our military spouses and veterans make a lot of sacrifices to serve our country," said Conway, who was present ...

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Conway welcomes designation of April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day

Conway welcomes designation of April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) welcomed the enactment of a law designating April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day in honor of the influential Mexican-American social activist and labor leader.

Gov. Jay Inslee last week signed House Bill 1906 recognizing Huerta, who in 1962 co-founded what would become the United Farm Workers and who was instrumental ...

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Conway to host town hall on March 23 

Conway to host town hall on March 23 

Who: Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma)

What: Town Hall Meeting

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 23

Where: Bates Technical College, South Campus Auditorium, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma

Why: This is an opportunity to speak in person with your senator about issues important to Pierce ...

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