Archive

Donna Grethen / Op-Art
14 Feb
0

The Seattle Times: Highly capable learning should not be an either/or proposition

By  Jamie Pedersen Special to The Times For more than a decade, the Washington State Legislature has been building a more sustainable and robust foundation for the education of our state’s 1.1 million public school students. We have made substantial ...

Read More
14 Feb
0

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

We passed the halfway mark this week on our 60-day legislative session in Olympia. The pace has been intense as we considered more than 1,800 bills on subjects ranging from homelessness and behavioral health to education and gun violence. We ...

Read More
Gov. Jay Inslee, seated, signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service
11 Feb
0

The Daily Chronicle: Governor Signs Into Law Tax Bill to Help Fund Higher Education

Fewer businesses will be asked to foot the bill for higher education programs after Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6492 on Monday. The bill will restructure the business and occupation tax and surcharges put in place by ...

Read More
Washington State Capitol Building
07 Feb
0

The Daily World: Washington lawmakers approve change to business tax to fund college affordability

The Legislature has passed a bill changing the business-and-occupation tax to increase funding for a new program to make college more affordable to students across Washington. Democratic House lawmakers Wednesday night approved Senate Bill 6492, 52 to 45. No Republicans ...

Read More