Pearson plan to eradicate elk hoof disease put into motion A plan to take action on the spread of hoof disease among the state’s elk herds was recently put in motion by the governor signing Senate Bill 5474 into law. The measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, will begin identifying the causes of the spread of hoof disease and create... Read More...
Blake Arendse goes to the Capitol Blake Arendse, an 8th grader at Cascade Middle School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Blake was one of 36 students who served as Senate pages for the 15th week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored by 39th... Read More...
Ekaterina Matsko serves as page for Sen. Pearson Ekaterina Matsko, an 8th grader at Cascade Middle School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Ekaterina was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the 13th week of the 2017 legislative session. She was sponsored by 39th... Read More...
‘Basic justice’ for sexual assault victims set to become law With unanimous support in both the House and Senate, a bill to give sexual assault victims fair notice if their offender petitions to be removed from the sex offender registry is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Currently, sex offenders are only required to... Read More...
Senate budget protects hatcheries, begins Fish and Wildlife turnaround The release of the Senate budget proposal today marks the beginning of a positive turnaround of the troubled Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The budget provides safeguards for crucial agency functions, such as hatcheries, while initiating the rebuilding of an agency in crisis. Agency management recently revealed to legislative... Read More...
Monroe student serves as page for Sen. Pearson SusAnna Kerns, a sophomore at Snohomish High School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. SusAnna was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2017 legislative session. She was sponsored by Sen. Kirk... Read More...
Senate unanimously approves Pearson plan to stop elk hoof disease Today, the Senate unanimously passed a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, to jumpstart the effort to contain and eradicate elk hoof disease. Pearson introduced the bill after a limited response to the disease from the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “Hoof disease is a very serious concern... Read More...
Pearson bill to protect sexual assault victims passes Senate Today, the Senate unanimously approved a measure by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, to close a loophole that could let sex or kidnapping offenders back into a victim’s community without notice. The bill was sparked by the story of victims who were faced with their attacker moving to their neighborhood from... Read More...
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