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January 15, 2019

2019 Legislative Session – Week 1

105-day session kicks off January 14th with ceremonies and bills Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, legconsultant@wastatepta.org The 66th Legislature convened Monday, January 14, 2019, with Democrats holding majorities in the House and Senate and in the Governor’s Office. Monday kicked off with swearing in a large group of new members, with family and…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 1, 2019

Show Up to Speak Up – Focus Day is February 11, 2019

by Nancy Chamberlain, WSPTA Advocacy Director PTA members adopted a new set of legislative priorities focusing on all aspects of the health, safety, well-being and education of children – and 1.1 million students need YOU to be their voice on Focus Day, February 11, 2019. What ARE our Priorities? How do you learn enough about…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative




February 26, 2018

Legislative Session – Week 7 Recap

The week of February 19 was one of the busiest of this 60-day session, with the House and Senate releasing their supplemental spending plans for the operating, capital and transportation budgets. Keeping the pedal to the metal, the Senate Ways & Means voted the operating and capital budgets out of committee, while the Appropriations Committee…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative




February 13, 2018

PTA Advocates Made a Difference During Advocacy Week 2018

Advocacy Week kicked of on Monday, January 29, with the annual WSPTA Focus Day, a day for members to come to Olympia. More than 50 advocates, from Arlington to Vancouver, met with legislators, delivered postcards from members not in attendance, and distributed the 2018 WSPTA Legislative Priorities. WSPTA President Michelle Nims, Legislative Director Nancy Chamberlain,…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative