Update on HB 1129 (funding for 3rd 144-car ferry)

This message came out this morning from the Ferry Community Partnership:

It [HB 1129] was brought up all of a sudden Tuesday afternoon. Sen. Angel voted against it, Sen. Sheldon was absent, but Sen. King voted for it and it passed out of committee. Now it will go to the full Senate for a vote.

Please get either e-mails or phone calls ready for ALL Senators to vote for the bill. Remind them that this boat will need to built anyway, and that they can save 10-20% by building it this year in series with the other two. If we wait for the Transportation Package to be passed in November (at the earliest), we won’t get it. The 3 Evergreen State vessels are continuously having problems and need to be replaced.

Click here to access a list of email addresses for state senators.

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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.

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