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A bill sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh to permanently decouple services and activities (S&A) fees from tuition at four-year colleges in Washington state has been signed into law.

March 27, 2018

I'm happy to report three of my bills advanced out of the Senate last week, and are now on their way to the governor's desk!

March 6, 2018

This Saturday, I'll be holding a town hall meeting at Pierce College Puyallup with fellow 25th District lawmakers, Rep. Joyce McDonald and Sen. Hans Zeiger. We'll be providing updates on the...

Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, talks about her bill that would allow students to get free feminine hygiene products at community colleges in Washington State.

Feb. 8, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing! We are now in the third week of this short, 60-day session, and there is a lot of work to do. Policy cutoff...

Jan. 25, 2018

Since my last update, House and Senate committees have been meeting every day to consider bills that were advanced out of the opposite chamber earlier this session. Wednesday marked opposite house...

March 31, 2017

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh's bill to establish a consistent policy for how Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit is granted at the state's higher education institutions received approval by the House Tuesday.

March 7, 2017

A bill sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh that would allow college students to vote on whether or not to increase their own services and activities (S&A) fees was approved by the...

March 7, 2017

We are now more than halfway through the 2017 legislative session. Today, we picked up right where we left off last week, spending a full day on the House floor voting...

March 6, 2017

We are a little more than one month into the 2017 legislative session, and our first major deadline is almost here. As of 5 p.m. tonight, all bills that do not...

Feb. 17, 2017