Olympia – Recently discharged servicemembers who were relocated to Washington would be eligible for in-state tuition earlier, thanks to legislation unanimously approved last week by the Washington State Senate. The Federal GI grant currently provided by the federal government applies to in-state residents, with relocated residents facing a one-year waiting period before they ...Read More
Last week the Washington State Senate passed Senate Bill 5127 to remove age restrictions from structured settlement agreements. In June of 2013, Sen. Conway wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Tacoma News Tribune which outlined the problems and failures of SB 5127. The op-ed was republished on the website “The Stand” and ...Read More
OLYMPIA - Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, today released the following statement on the failure of the Majority Coalition Caucus to support the transportation revenue package:
"I am deeply disappointed by the failure of the Majority Coalition Caucus to recognize the importance of the transportation revenue package and its failure to allow the measure open and transparent debate on the Senate ...Read More
OLYMPIA - Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, today released the following statement on the passage of the 2013-15 biennial operating budget:
"This has been a long, hard process, but I commend my colleagues for finally coming together to pass a budget that sets our state on solid ground entering the next biennium and prevents a shutdown of essential services.
“From the beginning, we ...Read More
OLYMPIA - Jails in Pierce County face a backlog of inmates waiting for mental competency evaluations, creating additional pressure on already thin resources and in some cases threatening public safety. A bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee is designed to cut into that backlog.
On Tuesday, Sen. Steve Conway attended a political forum on poverty wage jobs, attended by workers, community supporters and members of the SEIU and Teamsters unions.
Attendees thanked the senator for his leadership and willingness to work ...Read More
OLYMPIA - In 2010, Tacoma school teacher Jennifer Paulson was shot and killed by a man who had been harassing and stalking her for several years. In the years following her death, her family sought a change in state law to create a court order required stalkers to stay away from their victims. On Saturday, their long efforts paid off.
At Tacoma’s ...Read More
OLYMPIA - Washington issues court orders that require perpetrators in domestic violence and harassment cases to stay away from their victims. However it does not issue orders that require stalkers to stay away from their victims. That changed on Tuesday with the passage of the Jennifer Paulson Stalking Protection Order Act.
House Bill 1383 creates a court order ...Read More