Legislature

Senate approves resolution honoring former EWU football star Cooper Kupp Two weeks after he was named most valuable player in the Los Angeles Rams’ 23-20 Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Yakima native and former Eastern Washington University football star Cooper Kupp received an honor closer to home when the Senate today passed a resolution celebrating his football career,... Read More...
Senate passes Holy bill to create advisory council on rare diseases A bill passed unanimously by the Senate last night would add Washington to the handful of states with advisory councils on rare diseases. Senate Bill 5886, a bipartisan proposal introduced by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy, would establish an advisory council on rare diseases within the state Department of Health... Read More...
Governor signs 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 took effect immediately when it was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday. The law created by Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5190 will extend unemployment-insurance eligibility to health-care workers who must leave work... Read More...
Senate passes resolution honoring Gonzaga men’s basketball team The Gonzaga men’s basketball team, which was ranked No. 1 nationally in The Associated Press poll for 17 straight weeks and opened its 2020-21 season by winning its first 31 games before losing to Baylor University in the NCAA championship game on April 5, was honored with a resolution approved... Read More...
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...