February 23, 2022

Local-government, law-enforcement officials testify in favor of Holy bill to help communities hire more officers

Sen. Jeff Holy’s effort to reestablish public safety across Washington by halting an exodus of law-enforcement officers received strong support when it came before the Senate Ways and Means Committee yesterday. Officials with local-government organizations and law-enforcement agencies testified firmly in favor of the 6th District senator’s proposal, Senate Bill...
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February 11, 2022

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...
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February 09, 2022

Senate passes Holy bill to boost behavioral-health services in underserved areas

A bill introduced by 6th Legislative District Sen. Jeff Holy that aims to make behavioral-health services more available in underserved areas of Washington was approved today by the Senate 48-1. Senate Bill 5728 would require that the state’s portion of property forfeited under the Controlled Substances Act be deposited in...
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January 14, 2022

Holy proposes bill to restore public safety by helping communities hire officers

An exodus of law-enforcement officers has weakened public safety across Washington. Legislation introduced this week by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy aims to reverse this dangerous and disturbing trend. His Senate Bill 5841 would provide cities and counties with more funding to hire more law enforcement officers. “Over the past...
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May 12, 2021

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...
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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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April 20, 2021

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...
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April 09, 2021

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...
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March 07, 2021

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...
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