Breaking news from Olympia

HB 1954 has passed the House because two legislators changed their votes from No to Yes. Do not yet know who these individuals are. This is the first of three House bills in the transportation package and includes the third 144-car boat and operational funding for the ferries for the next decade based on a gas tax. The bill funds other important transportation projects as well.

Your letters, emails, calls are making a difference.

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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

2 thoughts on “Breaking news from Olympia


    Thanks for the news. I am interested in the details concerning operational funding. Whom should we especially thank for this success?



    1. sjbrooksyoung Post author

      A number of people worked very hard to make this happen. The Ferry Community Partnership organized lobbying efforts around the Sound. Governor Inslee, Senator Murray, Congressman Smith, and State Representative Seaquist have been very active in supporting this as have our state legislators: Representatives Lytton and Morris and Senator Ranker. In addition, the emails and other contact from Washington residents have made a significant difference.

      There are still two additional bills that need to pass the House and then the Senate needs to weigh in. More to follow…


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