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November 29, 2023

Boehnke legislative tour visits McLoughlin Middle School

During his legislative school tour, Sen. Boehnke also visited McLoughlin Middle School, home to 1,100 students in grades 6-8. Despite its origins dating back to 1983, the school is slated for renovation in a 2027 bond issue, attesting to the district’s dedication to modernization. The local tax rates, with the EPO levy at $1.78 per...
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November 29, 2023

Boehnke completes Pasco School Dist. legislative school tour

On October 23, 2023, Senator Matt Boehnke (R-Kennewick) embarked on an enriching visit to the Pasco School District, marking a key stop on a legislative school tour facilitated by the Washington Association of Maintenance and Operation Administrators (WAMOA). The focal point of this insightful tour was Pasco High School, an institution with a rich history...
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November 29, 2023

8th District lawmakers to host citizen’s legislative workshop at Richland Public Library on Dec. 7

Tri-Citians interested in learning more about how to participate in the state’s legislative process are invited to join Senator Matt Boehnke, Representative Stephanie Barnard and Representative April Connors on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library for a citizen’s legislative workshop. The 8th District lawmakers will cover the bill...
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May 21, 2023

In The News: WA Legislature delivers $4.8M+ for Tri-Cities stadium and parks. PNNL to get $7.5M

BY ERIC ROSANE | TRI-CITY HERALD & YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Public parks and facilities in the Tri-Cities got a big financial boost this year from the Washington state Legislature with nearly $5 million in funding. The 105-day session ended Sunday, and Tri-City lawmakers highlighted more than $46 million in local projects included in the state’s 2023-25 capital...
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May 08, 2023

In The News: Governor signs bill expanding cyber governance

BY BENJAMIN FREED | State Scoop Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week signed a bill that will add several new layers of governance to the state’s cybersecurity practices, including new advisory boards and giving the state’s Department of Commerce greater authorities over infrastructure security. …“This new law is about starting the process of integrating cybersecurity into...
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March 03, 2023

Senate panel hears Republican bill to accelerate broadband in rural areas

On Wednesday, the state Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held a public hearing on a proposal from Sen. Nikki Torres that would invest $200 million to expand broadband capacity in underserved rural areas of Washington and allow the private sector to help. “During the pandemic, it was an eye-opener to see how many areas...
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