Miloscia applauds accountability in levy cliff extension OLYMPIA…The Senate, on Wednesday night, voted to extend a temporary increase of local school-levy authority, but only after including important reforms that would force school districts to closely account for locally generated dollars to ensure they are not used for basic-education expenses. Sen. Mark Miloscia said the passage of Senate... Read More...
Senate passes bill to ban heroin injection sites Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation to ban the creation of heroin injection sites in Washington State. Senate Bill 5223, would require local health authorities certify that no heroin injection site operates within its jurisdiction in order to receive state funding. “We must invest in compassionate treatment options,” said Sen. Mark... Read More...
Senate approves Washington Voting Rights Act  OLYMPIA…Today the Senate passed legislation that would allow cities and counties to implement district-based elections. The plan, sponsored by Sen. Mark Miloscia, is a simple fix that several cities and counties have requested in order to avoid litigation under the federal Voting Rights Act.  “This is a simple bill that... Read More...
Senate passes Miloscia bill to protect workers from wage theft Olympia… The Senate today passed legislation that would protect workers from wage theft. The bill would prevent the state from awarding contracts to companies who willfully violate wage-theft laws. “This is a great bill that will protect workers and encourages ethical business practices,” said Miloscia, R-Federal Way. “Wage theft doesn’t... Read More...
Sen. Miloscia Letter to U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions February 14, 2017   Attorney General Jeff Sessions U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001   Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions: I am writing to bring your attention to an urgent matter impacting the citizens of Washington State, and requesting your immediate intervention. I believe the actions... Read More...
Miloscia introduces bill to ban heroin injection sites OLYMPIA… Sen. Mark Miloscia introduced legislation Monday that would ban the creation of heroin-injection sites in Washington cities and counties. King County has proposed creating two county-operated locations where heroin and other illegal narcotics may be consumed “legally” under medical supervision. “We must stop the push for decriminalization of drugs,”... Read More...
Miloscia to head newly-formed State Government Committee Today, the Majority Coalition Caucus announced that Sen. Mark Miloscia will head the newly-formed State Government Committee in the upcoming 2017 legislative session. Miloscia’s focus on accountability positioned him to lead the new committee’s focus on performance and open government. “My goal has always been to make Washington the most... Read More...
Miloscia receives performance excellence award Last week, Performance Excellence Northwest recognized Sen. Mark Miloscia along with Oregon Sen. Alan Bates for their service and leadership in advancing standards of performance excellence in the Pacific Northwest. Miloscia serves as chair of the Senate Accountability and Reform Committee and was recently selected to serve on the national... Read More...
Federal Way schools get $22.5 million for smaller class sizes This week, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced that Federal Way School District will receive a $22.5 million grant provided by the Legislature for class size reduction. “As a substitute teacher, I’ve seen firsthand the need for classroom space and better teaching environments,” said Sen. Mark... Read More...
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