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Under Democratic fiscal management, Washington's credit rating soars, saving taxpayers money

Under Democratic fiscal management, Washington's credit rating soars, saving taxpayers money

Citing “strong fiscal governance” and “strong fiscal management practices,” the nation’s top credit rating agencies agree that the work of Washington’s budget writers should result in the state maintaining its strong credit ratings. Moody’s (Aaa), S&P (AA+) and Fitch (AA+) pointed to Washington’s fiscal management, forecasting system and high budget reserves among the reasons for their decision to award the state ...

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Capital construction budget invests in housing, behavioral health, school seismic safety

Capital construction budget invests in housing, behavioral health, school seismic safety

OLYMPIA — The Senate today unanimously passed a supplemental capital construction budget (SB 5651) that invests $1.5 billion in priority infrastructure across the state, including landmark funding for housing to address the state’s homelessness crisis. “This budget takes on the most pressing issues facing our state,” said Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means ...

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Key Frockt health care bills headed to governor’s desk

Key Frockt health care bills headed to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA — Two bills passed recently by the Legislature would improve health care in Washington state by ensuring that people can use coupons to get lower prices for prescription drugs and by setting up a statewide program to provide outpatient treatment to children with serious behavioral health needs. SB 5610, which passed today, would require insurance companies to count prescription ...

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Senate capital construction budget invests in housing, broadband, school seismic safety

Senate capital construction budget invests in housing, broadband, school seismic safety

OLYMPIA — The Senate’s bipartisan proposed supplemental capital construction budget (SB 5651) would invest nearly $1 billion in priority infrastructure across the state, including a landmark investment in a new school seismic safety fund. “This budget invests in the most pressing issues facing our state,” said Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee and ...

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Senate unanimously approves major school seismic safety funding bill

Senate unanimously approves major school seismic safety funding bill

OLYMPIA — Schools in parts of the state threatened by earthquakes or tsunamis would be able to draw from a sizable pot of state funding to replace or retrofit buildings, under a bill passed by the Senate tonight. “Hundreds of school buildings across the state, from tsunami zones on the coast to seismically active areas inland, face a high risk of ...

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Rapid housing fund makes historic investments in Seattle affordable housing

Rapid housing fund makes historic investments in Seattle affordable housing

OLYMPIA — Upon the announcement today by the Washington Department of Commerce of $131 million in grants to 40 affordable housing projects around the state, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair for the Capital Budget on the Senate Ways & Means Committee and lead sponsor of the budget’s new Rapid Housing Fund, released this statement:

“When we established the ...

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Frockt: Housing investment will be key for capital budget

Frockt: Housing investment will be key for capital budget

SEATTLE Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee with lead responsibility for the capital construction budget, released the following statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee presented his proposed 2022 capital construction budget:

“The $495 million set aside for housing in this budget—including $335 million for rapid housing and $60 million for crisis ...

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Frockt to retire from state Senate at end of term

Frockt to retire from state Senate at end of term

OLYMPIA – After more than a decade of service in the Washington state Legislature, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) announced today that he will retire from the Senate when his current term ends in December 2022 rather than seek re-election to a fourth term. “When I first ran for office in 2010, I saw a need for new leadership in our community,” ...

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Rapid housing fund contributes to permanent supportive housing in Seattle

Rapid housing fund contributes to permanent supportive housing in Seattle

OLYMPIA — Upon the announcement today by the Washington Department of Commerce of $39 million in grants to five projects that will acquire 307 units of urgently needed housing to address homelessness, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair for the Capital Budget on the Senate Ways & Means Committee and lead sponsor of the budget’s new Rapid Housing Fund, ...

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46th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall - June 2

46th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall - June 2

Join your 46th District representatives for a live virtual town hall on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:00 pm.

Reps. Gerry Pollet and Javier Valdez and Sen. David Frockt will share the results of the legislative session and answer your questions on the issues you care about. You can watch and ask questions on FacebookYouTube, or Twitter.
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