Legislature passes Holy bills to expand youth courts, aid rural tourism
Two bills prime-sponsored by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy, one to expand the range of youth courts and the other to help tourism efforts in smaller Washington communities, are on their way to Gov. Jay Inslee after the Legislature passed them yesterday. A youth court is an alternative method for...
Rep. Jeff Holy’s Legislative Update from Olympia | May 11, 2018
Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is shaping up to be a beautiful spring in the 6th District! I hope you and your families have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy it! The 2018 legislative session ended March 8. This was one of the busiest and most tense 60-day sessions...
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...
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....
Rep. Jeff Holy sits down and talks fiscal transparency, the capital budget and a solution to Hirst
In this legislative video update, Rep. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, discusses his views on the current tone of the 2018 session, the final passage of the capital budget and Hirst solution, and his bill calling for fiscal transparency of our State Supreme Court Justices.
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...
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...
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:...
Let’s talk numbers – budget numbers!
Rep. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, provides a video legislative update on the numbers – budget numbers. He discusses the differences in the House and Senate operating budgets and what’s next.