Steelhead program a beacon for economic activity on the Skagit By state Sen. Kirk Pearson Mamie Parker, a nationally renowned expert on fisheries and habitat conservation, once said of fishing: “It generates business. It generates jobs. It generates significant dollars for public treasuries to potentially reinvest back into communities. And it generates, perhaps most importantly, the beckoning to the water... Read More...
Budget update includes funds to restore Lake Washington sockeye fishery Today Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, announced that the 2013-15 supplemental operating budget includes funds to study one important possibility as to why the Lake Washington sockeye-salmon population has significantly declined in recent years: In-lake predation on juvenile sockeye. The study could lead to management actions that would significantly improve the... Read More...
House unanimously passes Pearson forest-fire liability bill By a vote of 98-0, the House on Tuesday approved a bill, sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, which would establish guidelines for lawsuits involving property damages caused by forest fires. “The idea behind this bill is to bring some certainty and fairness to legal actions that result from fires on... Read More...
Pearson’s state-parks partnership bill heads to governor Measure would give parks flexibility in addressing funding needs On Tuesday the Senate voted 47-2 to agree with changes made by the House of Representatives to Sen. Kirk Pearson’s state-parks partnership bill. Senate Bill 6034, which passed with broad bipartisan support in the House and Senate, now heads to the... Read More...
Cascade Middle School student pages for Sen. Pearson Tamara McCormack, an eighth grader at Cascade Middle School, took time away from school to spend the week of Mar. 3-7 participating in the Senate Page Program at the Washington State Legislature. She was sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson of the 39th Legislative District. “Students in the page program have... Read More...
Cascade Middle School student pages for Sen. Pearson Amberly Jennings, an eighth-grader at Cascade Middle School, took time away from school to spend the week of Feb. 24-28 participating in the Senate Page Program at the Washington State Legislature. She was sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson of the 39th Legislative District. “I enjoyed having the chance to talk... Read More...
Cascade Middle School student pages for Sen. Pearson Angel Wright, an eighth-grader at Cascade Middle School, took time away from school to spend the week of Feb. 17-21 participating in the Senate Page Program at the Washington State Legislature. She was sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson of the 39th Legislative District. “Students in the page program have a... Read More...
Pearson and Senate honor Sedro-Woolley FFA with resolution On Thursday the Senate approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, recognizing the Future Farmers of America student nursery/landscaping team at Sedro-Woolley High School for its fourth-place finish in the national FFA competition in Louisville, Kentucky.  Read More...
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