Legislature

House passes Holy bill helping health-care workers during pandemic A bill from 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy that aims to help health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic was approved last night by the House of Representatives. If the Senate agrees with changes made by the House, the measure will advance to the governor’s desk. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5190... Read More...
Holy says Senate action opens door to state income tax The Senate’s narrow passage of a Democrat-sponsored bill aiming to create a state income tax on capital gains opens the door to a full-fledged state income tax in Washington, says 6th District state Sen. Jeff Holy. The Senate yesterday voted 25-24 to pass Senate Bill 5096, sending the controversial measure... Read More...
Holy statement on Senate passage of measure extending Inslee emergency orders Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage today of Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402, which extends many of Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic: “SCR 8402 extends 26 of the governor’s current proclamations indefinitely. Over the last 10 months, we have had... Read More...
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...