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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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Conway assumes Senate leadership position

Conway assumes Senate leadership position

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, was sworn in today as vice president pro tempore of the Washington State Senate after he was unanimously elected to the leadership post by fellow senators. As vice president pro tem, Conway will preside over the Senate when the lieutenant governor and the president pro tem, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, are absent. Conway pledged ...

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Defense Department honors Conway for supporting military families

Defense Department honors Conway for supporting military families

OLYMPIA - In recognition of his efforts to implement public policy changes aimed at improving the quality of life for Service members and their families residing in Washington, the U.S Defense Department has awarded Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, with a certificate of appreciation. “Our men and women of the military and their families sacrifice so much for our nation’s benefit,” ...

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Conway: Working families will benefit from new paid family leave law

Conway: Working families will benefit from new paid family leave law

OLYMPIA - After months of tense negotiations, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation establishing a new statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program late tonight. Senate Bill 5975 creates a paid family and medical leave insurance program that is funded by premiums paid by both employers and employees, and allows employer voluntary plans. Under this legislation, employees can take off ...

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Conway attends ceremonial dedication of Springbrook Park

Conway attends ceremonial dedication of Springbrook Park

OLYMPIA – Earlier this month, Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, attended the ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication for the Springbrook Park expansion in Lakewood. During the 2015 legislative session, Conway played an instrumental role in securing funding for the park in the Senate capital budget.

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Conway: ‘Lucien was a one of a kind’

Conway: ‘Lucien was a one of a kind’

OLYMPIA- Dawn Lucien, a community activist who led the charge for developing and securing funding for many construction projects in downtown Tacoma, passed away at the age of 91 last week. Sen. Steve Conway, D- South Tacoma, who worked with Lucien on the creation and development of the University of Washington -Tacoma during his time in the Legislature, said she was ...

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Conway: Capital budget makes smart investments in the 29th Legislative District and Pierce County

Conway: Capital budget makes smart investments in the 29th Legislative District and Pierce County

OLYMPIA - The proposed capital budget passed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday would invest $1.1 billion in school construction and public education. It also would provide new funding for mental health services and invest in programs aimed at cleaning up the environment. “Not only does this budget benefit the people of Washington, it is a budget that is great for ...

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