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Conway honored for support of Eastside Community Center

Conway honored for support of Eastside Community Center

OLYMPIA – Metro Parks Tacoma has recognized Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) for his crucial support of partnerships that led to the development of the new Eastside Community Center.

The five-member Board of Park Commissioners presented Conway and three other civic leaders with its Parks Champion Award on Jan. 28.

Conway was honored for advocating for ...

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Conway re-elected Senate vice president pro tempore

Conway re-elected Senate vice president pro tempore

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) was re-elected to serve as vice president pro tempore of the Washington State Senate today following a unanimous vote by fellow senators.

As vice president pro tem, Conway will continue to preside over the Senate when the lieutenant governor and the president pro tem, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, are ...

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Union recognizes Conway for work to improve railroad safety

Union recognizes Conway for work to improve railroad safety

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) has been recognized for “exemplary leadership in advocating for legislation to protect the safety of both railroad workers and the general public.” Members of the Washington State Legislative Board of the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART TD) honored Conway with the union’s Golden ...

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Sen. Conway honored by utility district

Sen. Conway honored by utility district

OLYMPIA – The Lakewood Water District this year honored Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) for his “persevering efforts and dedicated support to champion the funding for Ponders Well Site Replacement Facilities.”

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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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