Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, and Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, today released the following statement on their co-sponsorship of a Senate bill signed by all 22 members of the Democratic caucus allowing cost of living allowance (COLA) raises for Washington state teachers: “For the past two years, we have been talking about the importance of our education system and the need ...Read More
It was announced Thursday that Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, will serve as Vice Chair of the Senate’s Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee. Hobbs, who also serves as Chair of Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance and as Vice Co-Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said he is honored to continue to serve on the Agricultural ...Read More
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, released the statement below, regarding Friday's narrow yes vote by machinists which ensures the 777X and its carbon fiber wings will be built in Washington. "First and foremost, I think all of us owe a tremendous thank you to the men and women of IAM 751 (International Association of Machinists District 751). Ultimately, they are the ...Read More
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, on Thursday signed on to co-sponsor a pair of bills aimed at securing the construction of Boeing's 777x here in Washington. "This is the first step in what will hopefully be a quick process that results in tens of thousands of jobs being created in Snohomish County and throughout the region," Hobbs said. "I think when ...Read More
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was named recently to a task force established to determine the best methods to help Washington state convince Boeing to build the new 777x airplane here. The task force - which includes legislators from both parties, as well as labor leaders, business interests and representatives from the aerospace community - held its first meeting on Oct. 2. “The ...Read More
A project to improve safety and keep Washington drivers moving was unveiled Sept. 13 and opened to motorists Monday. Sen. Steve Hobbs joined other local leaders Friday for the ribbon cutting of the new Bickford Avenue overpass onto US 2 in Snohomish County. Prior to the improvements, westbound drivers had to turn left across two lanes of oncoming traffic to ...Read More
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Sen. Jean Berkey. Berkey, who served 10 years in the legislature and six in the Senate, died Aug. 21 following a brief illness: "Sen. Berkey was a great advocate for seniors, open government, affordable health care and education. We have lost a true champion for these ...Read More
Hobbs, who was also honored by the Children's Alliance in 2012, was selected this year for his work to fully restore the Apple Health for Kids program as part of the final budget. The program, which Hobbs has ...Read More
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, worked a last-minute deal with budget writers Friday to include language in the 2013-15 operating budget which extends a tax break to businesses on the purchase of equipment and machinery used in the production of renewable energy.
This aspect of the budget became law Sunday with Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature.
Hobbs worked closely with green businesses and ...Read More
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was selected this week as the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance's Legislator of the Year.
Hobbs earned this recognition in part for his work on the Fair Tenant Screening Act, Part 2 (Senate Bill 5568) which eliminates barriers to housing for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Because of the bill, which ...Read More