Legislative Update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, Greetings from Olympia! I wanted to give you a legislative update as last Wednesday marked the “house of origin” cutoff for this session, where a bill must have passed out of the body in which it was introduced to still be considered “alive” this session. The exception to... Read More...
Legislative Update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, Greetings from Olympia! I wanted to give you a legislative update as we are 1/3 of the way through the 105-day 2019 legislative session. This year provides a bit of change as I transition from serving you in the House of Representatives to the Senate. The culture is... Read More...
Senator Jeff Holy takes oath of office in Olympia Sen. Jeff Holy took his oath of office to begin his first term as senator for the 6th Legislative District on Monday during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 legislative session. Holy will serve on the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, and Law... 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...