Sen. Tom honored for helping those with developmental disabilities

Sen. Rodney Tom, D- Medina, has been honored for bettering the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Tom, and five other legislators, were honored for helping pass Senate Bill 6387, which added 5,000 individuals with developmental disabilities to services, as well as put in place a policy to make it easier for families to receive respite care. Tom also was honored for his responsiveness over his 12-year legislative career to champion issues for those with developmental disabilities.

“Over the span of his almost 12 years, including the last two years as Majority Leader of the Senate Majority Caucus, we’ve been able to count on him time-after-time at critical moments, and, once again, last session,” said Joe Cunningham, coordinator of the King County Family Coalition.
Courtesy of the Bellevue Reporter


On the European Union challenge to Boeing tax breaks



Statement from Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue.

May 20, 2014

“Washington is a high-tax state. By extending the existing aerospace tax rate, we have simply made Washington cost competitive with other U.S. manufacturing states. We have in no way made Washington a low-cost state. We chose to make our state more competitive to all aerospace companies by bringing our tax rate more in line with those of other states.”







My Exit Interview with Austin Jenkins on TVW

Please click on the image above to watch my exit interview on TVW’s Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins. I discuss my time in the legislature, accomplishments and goals.

Sen. Tom’s E-Newsletter – April 10, 2014

Sen. Tom Banner


It is an honor to serve as your State Senator. Due to election year restrictions this will be the last e-newsletter you receive from my legislative office this year. Thank you to everyone who has reached out over this busy session to provide your valuable insight into our work here in Olympia. I am encouraged by the kind of bipartisan collaboration this session. We were able to adjourn on time and on budget, passing the supplemental operating budget 48-1. More importantly, we have a budget that balances, leaving us with a prudent reserve so we don’t come down to Olympia next session facing an all too familiar deficit. Trying to turn the tide and not be like the other Washington back in DC, I am working with all of my colleagues to make sure that we are representing you, whether it’s investing in education, trying to improve our jobs front, or protecting the people from intrusive government surveillance.

think Peace!

Rodney Tom

Senator, 48th District

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