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That didn’t take long – News from Olympia January 16, 2018 STAY CONNECTED! Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. You can also unsubscribe at anytime. Feel free to share this with... Read More...
Senate president’s gun ban an opening salvo against 2nd Amendment Sen. Phil Fortunato responded strongly today to a new rule from the state’s Democrat lieutenant governor that will ban firearms from the Senate’s public gallery. In a hand-delivered letter to the lieutenant governor, whose duties include presiding over the Senate; Fortunato outlines numerous concerns with the ban, including its legality... Read More...
Is it time for the rest of the county to escape from Seattle? By now, you should have received my final legislative update for the year.  Unfortunately, Senate rules governing election-year communications required that my final update be mailed prior to the end of our legislative business this year.  You can read the entire newsletter by clicking the picture below. In the newsletter,... Read More...
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced Senate Bill 5946, which would phase out state funding for The Evergreen State College and ultimately sell the institution.  Fortunato says the controversy over the request for a white professor to leave campus that has embroiled Evergreen in a national media frenzy, reveals a... Read More...
Fortunato calls on Sound Transit to halt $10 million giveaway Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, is calling on Sound Transit’s governing board to reverse a decision made last week to transfer millions of dollars of property over to non-profits at a financial loss. Sound Transit plans to transfer property valued at $18.5 million for a third or half of its market... Read More...
Fortunato resolution honors 119 years of Eagles service On Monday, the Senate honored the 119 years of community service given by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles (F.O.E.), an organization devoted to peace, prosperity and gladness since its founding in 1898.   Senator Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, sponsored the resolution and related the vastness of the Eagles’ cultural impact from... Read More...
Fortunato meets with Daffodil Princesses This year’s Daffodil Princesses came to Olympia to promote the Daffodil festival and share their ambitions for the future. Accomplished young women from high schools throughout Pierce County represent the festival as members of the Royal Court.   The Daffodil Festival traces its origins to the city of Sumner in April of 1926, where a garden... Read More...
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