State Legislature

26th District’s Sen. Randall navigating Olympia’s twists and turns

26th District’s Sen. Randall navigating Olympia’s twists and turns

Democrat appreciates the bipartisanship while accepting the occasional divisiveness

26th District’s Sen. Randall navigating Olympia’s twists and turns
Randall says recent legislative session a success for constituents

Randall says recent legislative session a success for constituents

26th District senator points to new funding for area transportation projects

Randall says recent legislative session a success for constituents
Democrats do victory lap at end of session

Democrats do victory lap at end of session

Political reporter Jerry Cornfield offers his view of the concluding state legislative session

Democrats do victory lap at end of session
Inslee signs Caldier’s hospital notification bills into law
Inslee signs Caldier’s hospital notification bills into law
Staff positions on the chopping block as SKSD looks to balance budget
Staff positions on the chopping block as SKSD looks to balance budget
File photo                                A $52.4 billion biennium operating budget was passed by the state Legislature before its midnight deadline on April 28.

Legislature adjourns on time with new budget, new spending

Budget includes levy lid lift for school districts

File photo                                A $52.4 billion biennium operating budget was passed by the state Legislature before its midnight deadline on April 28.
Winners and losers ID’d in legislative session

Winners and losers ID’d in legislative session

Tobacco age raised, death penalty bill defeated in 2019 legislative session

Winners and losers ID’d in legislative session
Health provider misconduct bill signed by Inslee

Health provider misconduct bill signed by Inslee

House legislation sponsored by Rep. Caldier

Health provider misconduct bill signed by Inslee
House passes bill to help homeless college students

House passes bill to help homeless college students

Sen. Randall’s bill passes by 57-37 margin

House passes bill to help homeless college students
26th Legislative District lawmakers vote on bills in final weeks of the session.
26th Legislative District lawmakers vote on bills in final weeks of the session.
Senate passes amended state operating budget

Senate passes amended state operating budget

More than half goes to K-12 education; negotiations begin between Senate, House

Senate passes amended state operating budget

Randall to host three town halls March 23

Sessions will be in Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Vaughn

How did the 26th LD vote this week?

How did the 26th LD vote this week?

A compilation of major bills under consideration in the state Legislature.

How did the 26th LD vote this week?
State senators propose daylight saving time — all the time

State senators propose daylight saving time — all the time

Senate passes bill allowing residents to vote on adopting daylight saving time

State senators propose daylight saving time — all the time

School bond vote requirements to remain the same after Senate vote fails

Floor debate showed a wide range of opinions from lawmakers

Senate creates commission to review major airport location options

A list of the top six location finalists would be completed by January.

Randall, Caldier bills move on for consideration

Randall, Caldier bills move on for consideration

Two bills sponsored by members of the 26th Legislative District have moved on for consideration after being approved by their respective chambers. The state Senate… Continue reading

Randall, Caldier bills move on for consideration
SRO training requirements bill passes Senate

SRO training requirements bill passes Senate

Legislation defines law enforcement officer’s role on campus

SRO training requirements bill passes Senate
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Bills move forward; town halls set

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Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care

Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care

SB 5822 is joined by House’s companion HB 1877 under consideration in Olympia.

Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care