Holy: Supplemental capital budget funds key housing project in Airway Heights
The supplemental state capital budget approved by the Legislature today includes money for two important housing projects in Airway Heights and Spokane, said 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy. The updated capital budget includes $3 million requested by Holy for the Highland Village housing project in Airway Heights. The money will...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Sen. Jeff Holy 2022 Session Update E-Newsletter
Sen. Jeff Holy talks about the first several weeks of the 2022 legislative session. Click here to read more.
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...
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...
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...