Member/District Specific

October 16, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Compass Health Breaks Ground on Intensive Behavioral Health Services Center

By Antoinette Alexander | 425 Business | Oct 16, 2023 Pictured: From left to right: Everett City Councilmember Paula Rhyne, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Compass Health President and CEO Tom Sebastian, Sen. Keith Wagoner, Rep. Julio Cortes, and Compass Health Board Chair Alex de Soto. Compass Health, a provider of...
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October 12, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Construction begins on Compass Health’s $68M care facility in Everett

By Sydney Jackson | Everett Herald | Oct. 12, 2023 The next phase of the Everett campus — a 72,000-square-foot facility on Broadway — is expected to serve 1,300 people per year starting in 2025. Compass Health broke ground Thursday on the second phase of its Broadway Campus redevelopment in...
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April 06, 2023

Governor signs Wagoner bill to protect vulnerable adults

New law allows better record-sharing and transparency between DSHS and law enforcement Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure sponsored by Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, aimed at improving adult protective services. It requires the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and law enforcement to share information contained in...
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December 01, 2021

Wagoner pleased to see funding in place for Oso Slide Memorial

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, issued the following statement regarding the Oso mudslide memorial. “I am proud to have helped secure funds in the 2021 capital budget for the 520 Slide Memorial. This memorial will serve as a place where the public, family and friends can come to remember the 43...
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May 04, 2021

Legislature fails to curb governor’s emergency powers during 2021 session

Dear Neighbor, Finally! The 2021 legislative session has come to an end. While there were some positive outcomes during this mostly virtual session – the poor policies that made it to the governor’s desk far outweigh the good things we achieved. We completed the 105-day session only after enacting record...
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April 02, 2021

2021 Operating budget – you name it, they taxed it!

Dear Neighbor, As we enter the final month of the 2021 legislative session, our attention shifts to passing state budgets. In odd years, the legislature creates three separate two-year budgets: An operating, transportation and capital budget. Today I’m going to address the operating budget. 2021 Operating budget – you name...
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March 19, 2021

COVID update: Moving to phase 3 and getting kids back in the classroom

Dear Neighbor, While there have been many ups and downs this legislative session, today I want to share some good news with you. We’re moving to phase 3! Weeks after our entire state made it to phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, he announced that all of...
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March 06, 2021

ALERT: WA State Senate passes income tax

Dear Neighbor, I send you this newsletter urgently on a Saturday, not because I want to, but because you need to know what your state government is doing outside of business hours. This session, I have shared details of the proposed income tax. Senate Bill 5096 was introduced which would impose a 7%...
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March 05, 2021

We need to reopen schools now

Dear Neighbor, It is not every day that I agree with our governor, but today is one of those days. Recently, he stated that our schools should begin to reopen and with the recent announcement that teachers and childcare workers can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, I believe it is imperative...
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