Higher Education & Workforce Development

February 19, 2024

Senate panel to hold work session on future of UW, WSU athletic programs

The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee will hold a work session Wednesday on the future of the University of Washington and Washington State University athletic programs as a result of the changes from this past year’s Pac-12 Conference realignment. Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney and the Republican leader on...
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April 20, 2023

Governor signs Holy bill to address nurse shortage

A bipartisan bill sponsored by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy that helps address Washington’s nursing shortage was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee today. Senate Bill 5582 aims to increase the number of nurses in the state by reducing barriers and expanding educational opportunities in this field. Holy said the state...
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February 08, 2023

Senate committee passes Holy bill to address nurse shortage

A bipartisan bill sponsored by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy that would help address Washington’s nursing shortage was approved today by the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee. Senate Bill 5582 aims to increase the number of nurses in the state by reducing barriers and expanding educational opportunities in...
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April 23, 2021

Holy: New state capital budget funds key projects in Airway Heights, Cheney

A compromise two-year state capital budget agreement that could receive votes by the Senate and House of Representatives as soon as tomorrow includes money for two key infrastructure projects in Airway Heights and Cheney that will help both projects be fully funded, said 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy. The capital...
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December 09, 2020

Holy to resume serving on Senate higher education, law and justice committees

Sen. Jeff Holy will continue in his role as Republican leader on the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee when the Washington Legislature’s 2021 session begins Jan. 11. Holy, a retired Spokane police officer, also will keep serving on the Senate Law and Justice Committee. The 6th District senator...
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March 21, 2018

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...
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January 19, 2017

Rep. Jeff Holy’s legislative update from Olympia: January 19, 2017

This is Rep. Jeff Holy’s first video update of the 2017 legislative session. He talks about the road ahead and priorities he will focus on.
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January 10, 2017

Rep. Jeff Holy takes oath of office for third term

Rep. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, was sworn in for his third term as 6th District state representative Monday as the 2017 legislative session got under way. “There is much work to be done,” said Holy. “We need to buckle down, find solutions and work together to pass a balanced, sustainable budget, fully...
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April 03, 2015

Parker, Holy secure Fairchild APZ funding in House capital budget proposal

The Washington State House of Representatives passed a capital budget today that includes around $94 million in various projects for Spokane County, including a popular project near Fairchild Air Force Base critical to the base's long-term viability.
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