OP-ED: Despite tight budgets, we must save our state parks From the Everett Herald, February 17, 2013 There are a lot of contentious issues in Olympia right now, but there’s one thing every senator and every representative can agree on: Washington’s state parks are the collective crown jewel of this great state. With 117 parks and recreation sites open to... Read More...
Pearson’s first bill as a senator passes Senate unanimously Little more than three weeks after he took his oath of office, Sen. Kirk Pearson saw his first bill pass in the Senate on Friday by a unanimous vote. Senate Bill 5102 would protect veterinarians who report animal abuse or cruelty from criminal or civil lawsuits. “This is a measure... Read More...
Sen. Kirk Pearson’s new idea to fund state parks Washington State’s 39th District Senator, Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, Majority Coalition Caucus member and Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee, says he’s got a bill that would adequately fund and maintain the Washington state park system without any new revenue. Read More...
Pearson bills would strengthen protections for crime victims Sen. Kirk Pearson’s belief that protecting victims of crime is just as important as punishing the crime’s perpetrators is reflected in two bills he’s introduced this week. “A strong criminal-justice system depends on crimes being reported to authorities,” said Pearson, R-Monroe. “These measures would encourage the victims of a crime... Read More...
Pearson introduces bill to save and fund state-owned parks Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, introduced legislation this morning that seeks to adequately fund and maintain the Washington state park system, which is celebrating its centennial this year while struggling to survive with a shrinking budget and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of needed infrastructure repairs. “Our state parks are... Read More...
AUDIO: Sen. Pearson explains committee action on his bill Washington State’s 39th District Senator, Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, talks about Senate Bill 5094 – his bill to require schools to notify parents when a juvenile sex offender is enrolled in school with their children – and how testimony begain…but didn’t finish…in committee Friday. Read More...
Pearson’s sex offender-notification bill to get committee hearing The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee will hear testimony Friday about Sen. Kirk Pearson’s bill that would notify parents when a juvenile sex offender is enrolled in school with their children. Pearson, R-Monroe, introduced Senate Bill 5094 because the current law requiring such notification limits the list of recipients... Read More...
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