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State Senate honors the life, public service of Robert Marshall

State Senate honors the life, public service of Robert Marshall

The Washington State Senate on Friday afternoon paid tribute to the life and public service of Robert Marshall, the longtime Lake Stevens fire marshal who passed away on March 2. “Robert Marshall was the foundation of our community and a dedicated public servant,” said Sen. Steve Hobbs, who represents Lake Stevens and offered a resolution on the Senate floor honoring Marshall’s ...

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Sen. Hobbs’ bill will allow marijuana to be used in treatment of PTSD

Sen. Hobbs’ bill will allow marijuana to be used in treatment of PTSD

Each day the men and women who fought for our country abroad, battle the demons they brought home from the battlefield. Suicides among America’s veterans occur at an alarmingly high rate. Posttraumatic stress disorder is often cited as a cause. While there is no one single treatment for PTSD, a bill sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs will add to the array of ...

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Transportation “investments will put our state on solid ground for generations to come”

Transportation “investments will put our state on solid ground for generations to come”

Following Monday’s passage of a 16-year, $15 billion plan to invest in Washington’s transportation infrastructure, Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, the Senate Democrats’ lead transportation negotiator, issued the statement below: “Our state’s infrastructure is at a crossroads and the passage of this plan comes at an absolutely critical time. Not only is this plan a boon for our state’s economy, it ...

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Senate transportation plan clears another hurdle

Senate transportation plan clears another hurdle

After two days of public hearings, a $15 billion bipartisan Senate transportation-revenue plan has taken the next step toward a vote by the full Senate. “This plan wasn’t put together overnight. It took nearly three years of planning and negotiations to reach this point and there is still a ways to go. I’m pleased to see that critical repairs to our ...

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Sen. Hobbs encourages all advocates to come to Olympia

Sen. Hobbs encourages all advocates to come to Olympia

Sen. Steve Hobbs spent part of his day Thursday meeting with members of the Washington Occupational Therapy Association during their visit to Olympia to share their 2015 legislative priorities with members of the House and Senate. Hobbs spoke to a group of about 100 OTs, briefing them on the issues facing the 2015 legislature such as education funding and transportation improvements. ...

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Hobbs singled out by state's Dairy Federation

Hobbs singled out by state's Dairy Federation

Last week Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was presented with the President’s Appreciation Award from the Washington State Dairy Federation. The award recognized Hobbs’ leadership, vision, and professional dedication working with the WSDF on behalf of dairy farm families, according to Dan Wood, Executive Director at WSDF. Wood said Hobbs’ support of dairy-related legislation and his presence on the agriculture committee contributed ...

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Sen. Hobbs again chosen to lead Senate Democrats on transportation

Sen. Hobbs again chosen to lead Senate Democrats on transportation

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, will remain the top Senate Democrat on the Senate’s Transportation Committee, it was decided Thursday. Hobbs, who will also serve on the Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development and the Financial Institutions & Insurance committees, said he is excited to get to work on a transportation plan that will create jobs and make much needed improvements ...

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Sen. Hobbs honored by state’s business community with Cornerstone Award

Sen. Hobbs honored by state’s business community with Cornerstone Award

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, this week received the Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Business for his work to help make Washington an even better place to do business. Hobbs’ support of small business led to his receiving this honor. “Sen. Hobbs ...

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Hobbs amendment will strengthen, increase safety at state’s nursing homes

Hobbs amendment will strengthen, increase safety at state’s nursing homes

A budget amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, and adopted by the Senate on Thursday clears the way for federal dollars to enter our state’s underfunded nursing homes. “This amendment will not impact our state’s budget, it will only help the residents of our state’s underfunded and understaffed nursing homes,” ...

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Sen. Hobbs meets with Washington Fire Chiefs and Fire Commissioners

Sen. Hobbs meets with Washington Fire Chiefs and Fire Commissioners

Sen. Steve Hobbs met with members of the Washington Fire Chiefs (WFC) and Washington Fire Commissioners Association (WFCA) from Snohomish County this week to discuss their 2014 legislative agendas.  Both groups work to influence issues which impact fire service as well as inform and educate our state’s Fire Districts in the preservation and ...

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