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Conway bill honors families of fallen service members

Conway bill honors families of fallen service members

Widows or widowers of service members who died as a result of their service would be exempt from annual vehicle registration fees under new legislation proposed by Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma. Senate Bill 5634, introduced Monday, would exempt widows or widowers with special gold star license plates from paying annual registration fees and ...

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Conway co-sponsors legislation to increase minimum wage statewide to address growing disparity of income

Conway co-sponsors legislation to increase minimum wage statewide to address growing disparity of income

Under legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, the minimum wage would rise to $12 per hour over the course of four years. After that, the wage would again be tied to the consumer price index, as it has been since 1998. "Families are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, full-time ...

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Conway named “Senator of the Year” by the United Transportation Union

Conway named “Senator of the Year” by the United Transportation Union

Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, has been awarded the 2014 “Senator of the Year Award” by SMART Union, formerly known as the United Transportation Union, for his commitment to the safety of railroad workers throughout Washington state. Specifically, Conway co-sponsored legislation last session that would require at least two crew members to be onboard trains to ensure safe operation. “It is ...

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Conway attends Spray and Play grand opening

Conway attends Spray and Play grand opening

Thanks in part to the legislative efforts of Sen. Steve Conway, D- South Tacoma, the South End Recreational Area debuted its new Spray and Play Water Park in a grand opening ceremony June 1. Spray and Play is a unique playground that sits on the 75-acre South End ...

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Senate work session launches ‘retirement insecurity’ discussion

Senate work session launches ‘retirement insecurity’ discussion

OLYMPIA –State Democratic legislators held a work session today to cast a light onto a considerable and growing problem -- retirement insecurity, or the degree to which Washingtonians are unprepared for retirement. One in four Washington residents between the ages of 45-64 years old has $25,000 or less in savings for retirement. In ...

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Veterans’ bill headed to governor’s desk for signature

Veterans’ bill headed to governor’s desk for signature

Olympia - Returning to civilian life from combat zones and military service can be a difficult challenge. Thanks to recently passed legislation, our veterans will have extra support when adjusting to life back home. The Veterans Innovation Program (VIP) was created in 2006 to provide returning veterans small loans, jobs training and employment assistance. ...

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Conway wage theft bill passes Legislature

Conway wage theft bill passes Legislature

Olympia- Wage theft is a major problem in Washington State, especially in the underground economy, but a variety of bills introduced this year to address this problem failed to pass the Senate. Senate Bill 5360, sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, is an exception ...

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Town Hall meeting spurs rewarding discussion

Town Hall meeting spurs rewarding discussion

Eager to hear the priorities and concerns of the 29th Legislative District, Sen. Steve Conway hosted a town hall meeting at the Pacific Lutheran University Bookstore on Feb. 22. Conway answered a variety of questions from a diverse group of citizens from around the district. Transportation was an especially ...

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Sen. Steve Conway- Legislative Update- Feb. 25

Sen. Steve Conway- Legislative Update- Feb. 25

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Sen. Conway to host town hall

Sen. Conway to host town hall

Who: State Senator Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma What: 29th Legislative District Town Hall Where: Garfield Book Company at Pacific Lutheran University- 208 Garfield St S #101, Tacoma, WA 98444 When: Saturday, February 22 10:00am to 12:00pm Why: Senator Conway will be available to answer questions, address concerns, and ...

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