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Sen. Steve Conway to host telephone town hall

Sen. Steve Conway to host telephone town hall

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway, D- South Tacoma, will join constituents over the phone at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 for a telephone town hall. Constituents will hear a brief overview of what’s happening in Olympia and have the ability to ask their lawmakers questions and get answers in real-time. WHO: Sen. Steve Conway WHAT: 29th Legislative District Telephone Town ...

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Conway bill aims to ease transitions for returning soldiers

Conway bill aims to ease transitions for returning soldiers

Olympia - Helping service members successfully transition back into civilian life is the goal of legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma. Senate Bill 5633 funds a coordinator position at the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) for the Helmets to Hardhats program. “Transitioning to life back at home can be a daunting task for returning soldiers and searching ...

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Jack Sanders serves as page in state Senate

Jack Sanders serves as page in state Senate

During the week of Jan. 26, Jack Sanders of Tacoma served as a page in the Washington State Senate. Sen. Steve Conway, D-Tacoma, sponsored Sanders’ weeklong experience in the Legislature. “It was a pleasure to sponsor Jack this week,” said Conway. “He is a friendly young man and a diligent worker.” During the week, pages assist senators and staff, attend lectures with ...

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Conway seeks students for legislative page program

Conway seeks students for legislative page program

Olympia -- Each year hundreds of students ages 14-16 have the opportunity to participate in the Washington State Senate page program. The page program is a hands-on educational experience that takes place on the Capitol Campus during the legislative session. For one week, students will be employees of the Senate, performing administrative tasks and participating in civic education activities that demonstrate ...

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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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