Legislature

Holy hopes Inslee will veto sex-education bill amid angry calls, emails Three days after joining other Senate Republicans to oppose a bill requiring the teaching of sex education to children as soon as they enter Washington public schools, 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy is calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to veto the controversial legislation. The Senate voted Saturday along caucus lines,... Read More...
Governor signs Holy’s bill expanding financial opportunities for professional-technical education programs into law Students seeking financial assistance to pursue a certificate or degree through a professional-technical program will now have the same scholarship opportunities as those planning to attend four-year institutions. Rep. Jeff Holy introduced House Bill 1452 to expand the current Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) program to include low-income students obtaining... Read More...
The importance of fiscal accountability and transparency Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s been a fast-paced, eventful start to the 2018 session. We’ve already reached the finish line in our committee work with final hearings and executive sessions on policy sponsored by lawmakers in the House. Policy cutoff was Friday, Feb. 2, and fiscal cutoff was Tuesday, Feb.... Read More...
6th District lawmakers release statement on Freeman High School shooting Sixth Legislative District Reps. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, and Mike Volz, R-Spokane, issued the following statement regarding today’s tragic shooting at Freeman High School. “We are heartbroken by the tragedy that unfolded at Freeman High School today. As parents, we can only imagine the uncertainty and fear that students, teachers and... Read More...
Going into overtime: Gloom of a special session Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are in the final days of the regularly scheduled 105-day session. Sine Die is shining on the horizon. I look forward to coming home to the 6th District! The primary focus remains on the negotiation process for the operating, capital and transportation budgets. Going into... Read More...
Let’s talk numbers! | Rep. Jeff Holy’s Legislative Update from Olympia Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are in the final two weeks of the regularly scheduled 105-day session. The prime focus is negotiations on the operating, capital and transportation budget. Let’s talk numbers – budget numbers | Operating Budget The three corners of the Legislature have proposed their 2017-19 operating budgets:... Read More...