In the first nationwide compilation of statutory duties completed by state lieutenant governor offices, the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) listed Washington as one of the states with the highest number of duties, with more than 30. The lieutenant governor offices of Alabama and Texas were included in the same bracket, with more duties than the lieutenant governor’s office of large […]
Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib today announced that his office will be leading a coalition that includes Washington businesses, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and education nonprofit the College Success Foundation to raise $800,000 to help the state cover the cost of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam fees, which range from $53 to $116 per test, for low-income students in Washington state.
“With this event, the Asia Pacific Cultural Center continues its tradition of showcasing the vibrant histories, customs, and contributions of the API community, effectively promoting tolerance at a time when such efforts are needed more than ever,” said Habib.
“Today’s ruling by the 9th Circuit affirms what we in Washington state already knew; our lawsuit is on solid footing, and Judge Robart’s ruling was well-reasoned. It is my sincere hope that the Trump Administration will stop playing games and focus on national security, rather than singling out hardworking Muslim immigrants.”
The Washington Retail Association stopped by Thursday to meet with the Lt. Governor, with the conversation centered on working with WRA members such as Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Home Depot to assist veterans and persons with disabilities in finding employment.
Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib kept the focus on statewide economic development Thursday, broaching economic issues affecting the Tri-Cities.
Washington Post Opinion — Washington Lt. Gov.: Trump’s order would have blocked my parents from moving here
President Trump’s recent executive order denying entry to refugees as well as immigrants and visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries has disrupted the lives of thousands of people here and abroad. I can relate to what those families are going through. Two decades ago, my family would have been one of them.
In response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib has spearheaded an online portal to assist those affected by the ban.
Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib spoke to members of the Community Employment Alliance Wednesday within the Capitol’s rotunda.