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Sen. Hobbs re-elected to serve as chairman of Senate Transportation Committee

Sen. Hobbs re-elected to serve as chairman of Senate Transportation Committee

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was selected this week to again serve as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Hobbs also retained his roles on the Senate’s newly named Energy, Climate & Technology Committee and on the Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committees. This is Hobbs’ second year as chair of Transportation. The Lake Stevens lawmaker was elected to a ...

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Sen. Hobbs talks about tax cuts, school funding and investments in Snohomish County

Sen. Hobbs talks about tax cuts, school funding and investments in Snohomish County

Click here to read Sen. Steve Hobbs 2018 newsletter. In it, the senator talks about many of the accomplishments of Senate Democrats during the 2018 legislative session, including property tax cuts, job creation, school funding and transportation investments.

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Sen. Hobbs’ office will remain open during his deployment

Sen. Hobbs’ office will remain open during his deployment

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, a member of the Washington National Guard, was selected from a pool of candidates to deploy to Estonia as part of the Army's Military Reserve Exchange Program. Sen. Hobbs' service begins next month and will keep him away for a few weeks while fulfilling his obligation to the National Guard. In his place, Jennifer Smolen, Hobbs’ ...

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Legislature passes 2018 Transportation budget

Legislature passes 2018 Transportation budget

OLYMPIA – Modest but critical investments in Washington’s ferry system, State Patrol and a creative effort at congestion relief highlight the 2018 supplemental transportation budget passed today. The bill, which received broad bipartisan support, now awaits the governor’s signature. “These targeted investments will have a lasting impact throughout Washington,” said Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. “Since we ...

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Hobbs selected chair of Senate Transportation Committee

Hobbs selected chair of Senate Transportation Committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Hobbs on Monday was selected chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Hobbs has served as the lead Democrat on the Transportation Committee since 2014. The Lake Stevens lawmaker was a key architect of the transportation infrastructure investment package and for years has delivered transportation improvement projects throughout Snohomish County. “I’m humbled by this opportunity and excited to continue ...

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Hobbs: Monumental day for students, teachers and health care access

Hobbs: Monumental day for students, teachers and health care access

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, issued the statement below following the passage of the McCleary school funding plan which included language adding classified school employees and other professional staff into a new health care program, the School Employee Benefit Board. “For many of the men and women who work in our schools, health care costs are a burden, one that presents ...

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Hobbs’ bill helps National Guard members access to higher education

Hobbs’ bill helps National Guard members access to higher education

A bill to bring parity to all branches of the Armed Forces when it comes to full access to college tuition received unanimous support Friday. Senate Bill 5826, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, ensures that all military members – including the men and women of the National Guard – have full access to higher education. “Our citizen soldiers serve ...

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Hobbs’ bill improves small business competitiveness, strengthens safety net, homeless programs

Hobbs’ bill improves small business competitiveness, strengthens safety net, homeless programs

Two bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, SB 5855 and 5856 will establish the Main Street Fairness Act, which will ensure that internet-based businesses are subject to the same taxes paid by small businesses in Washington state. The money raised will go toward safety net programs to help the homeless and our state’s most vulnerable people, while also possibly ...

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Hobbs named State Patrol’s Legislator of the Year

Hobbs named State Patrol’s Legislator of the Year

Sen. Steve Hobbs this week was named Legislator of the Year by the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association. Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was one of four legislators to receive the honor. It was presented in appreciation of Hobbs’ work to pass HB 2872 in 2016 – a bill aimed at recruiting and retaining troopers. The bill also ensures that troopers and ...

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Sen. Hobbs remains top Dem on transportation, joins environmental committee

Sen. Hobbs remains top Dem on transportation, joins environmental committee

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was selected Wednesday to remain the top Democrat on the Senate’s Transportation Committee. Hobbs also retained his roll on the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. Hobbs also joined the Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee. He says he hopes to add a moderate voice to a committee that takes on polarizing issues. “I hope that I can provide ...

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