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...
Miloscia celebrates restoration of performance audit funds Today, Sen. Mark Miloscia is celebrating the restoration of key performance audit funding after the governor’s plan to transfer the funds passed the Legislature. The governor relented after Miloscia and others wrote letters calling for a veto of the fund transfer. “Today, Gov. Inslee did the right thing,” said Miloscia,... Read More...
Miloscia: New leadership ‘overdue’ at Western State Hospital In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement of new leadership at Western State Hospital, Sen. Mark Miloscia, chair of the Senate Accountability and Reform Committee, made this statement: New leadership is welcome but overdue at Western State Hospital. It’s frustrating that it took the escape of patients who are a... Read More...
Miloscia fights to save audit funding The Senate’s accountability leader applauded the latest Senate budget proposal which included over $1 million more to offset previous cuts to the State Auditor’s Office (SAO). Previous proposals from the House, Senate and Governor had reduced the performance audit fund by $10 million. Miloscia cited recent revelations by the SAO... Read More...
Miloscia expresses dismay over governor veto of affordable housing plan In the governor’s move to veto bills as punishment for the Legislature going into special session, a plan to increase affordable housing got caught under the governor’s axe. Sen. Mark Miloscia expressed shock and dismay at the governor’s actions. “This hurts our communities when the need for affordable housing is... Read More...
Miloscia forges middle way on Voting Rights Act Today, Sen. Mark Miloscia introduced legislation forging a middle way on voting rights legislation, emphasizing collaboration instead of litigation. “We want to make more fair and inclusive voting districts without turning the districting process over to lawyers and the courts,” said Miloscia, chair of the Senate Accountability and Reform Committee.... Read More...
Miloscia accountability plan for Corrections passes Senate In light of the recent early prisoner release scandal, the Senate passed a plan proposed by Sen. Mark Miloscia to introduce world-class quality management principles to the troubled Dept. of Corrections. Miloscia brought the plan forward after Corrections officials admitted they had no quality management plan in place. “I’m tired... Read More...
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