Lt. Gov. Habib stopped by the 2017 Legislative Day for Allied Daily Newspapers and the Washington Newspapers Association on the Capitol’s campus Friday, emphasizing the importance of a free and fair press and the value of high-quality information in today’s political climate. “I know it’s difficult right now, when your job is to be impartial, […]
They’ve brought in beer, growlers, baked goods, and more: for years, Washington state senators have committed to the time-honored tradition of reciting their first floor speech and providing gifts to every member of the Senate.
“The Trump Administration’s decision to remove protections for transgender students places some of our most vulnerable children at increased risk of discrimination and violence. My office will continue working to ensure Washington is a safe place for all, especially for those whose rights are in jeopardy.”
An array of Washington’s best and brightest mingled in the Columbia room Tuesday to discuss the state’s thriving aerospace industry and its pressing needs. “I’m so proud that Washington is recognized globally for its aerospace innovation,” said Lt. Gov. Habib. About 60 people from the Aerospace Futures Alliance and the Washington Aerospace Partnership filled the […]
The Washington State Senate voted to unanimously on Monday sponsor and approve a resolution in support of the state’s children, recognizing the importance of honoring Washington’s youth.
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.