Sen. Karen Fraser speaks about her resolution honoring the centennial of the first female members of the Washington State Legislature and the panel discussion "Celebrating 100 Years of Women in the Legislature."
The following Op-Ed written by Sens. Karen Fraser and Ed Murray appeared in the Seattle Times over the weekend:
IT'S a general rule in politics: If one side of the aisle says it's bipartisan and the other side says it's not, then it's not.
Sen. Karen Fraser speaks about the importance of the cleaning and restoration work being done on Olympia's historic Legislative Building.
Dear Constituents and friends,
At 7:30 am, Wednesday, April 11, the final gavel came down on the very difficult 2012 legislative session. We were "on the Floor" for about 22 hours the last day, as final negotiations on remaining controversial bills and budget items took place.
I would describe that all-night session as an "ordeal" and "grueling." But, we were determined to get DONE—and we did!
Sen. Fraser’s e-news update 2/8/12 2/8/2012
This has been a major week in the Senate. We passed two major pieces of legislation, and today is the first major deadline of the Session-the deadline for bills to be reported out of policy committees.
The legislative session is proceeding at an exceptionally active pace. Legislators have been busy finalizing and introducing bills, participating in legislative hearings on important issues, considering options to address the revenue and budget crisis, and meeting with and hearing from constituents on a wide variety of issues.