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http://www.ltgov.wa.gov/ - Jun 19, 2013 11:40:52 AM - Dec 4, 2004 10:44:21 AM
Gavel signals end of first special session
Lt. Governor Owen brought the 2013 first special session to a close June 11 with the pound of his gavel. Gov. Jay Inslee has called a second special session for the Legislature to finish its work on the state budget and other matters.
Astronaut visits with lieutenant governor
to discuss space and education
NASA astronaut Mike Barratt met with Lt. Governor Owen and staff in his office on June 11. Anative of Camas, Dr. Barratt spent 200 days on the International Space Station, did a "hard" landing aboard a S...oyuz capsule in a farmer's field in Kazakhstan and flew on the final mission of the Discovery in 2009. A physician, he has both participated and lead recent NASA studies and discussions on the impacts of extended space flight on the human body. The visit was part of a NASA effort to educate elected officials on the benefits space exploration has on education, the regional economyand science.
(Washington Legislature photo) Lt. Governor Owen met with 2012 Miss Washington Mandy Schendel and Chinese community leader Mipo Seto on June 7 regarding ways for the Miss Washington organization to partner with the state on economic development and tourism. The two later posed for a photo with the lieutenant governor on the Senate rostrum. (Washington Legislature photo)
Chinese students studying in Washington visit Capitol and provide Owen with update
Students from the Civil Aviation Flight University of China who are complimenting their studies with specialty training at Clover Park Technical College and Green River Community College stopped by the Capitol on June 7 to visit with the lieutenant governor. The Green River students are enrolled in air traffic control and airline dispatch programs, while the Clover Park students are studying aircraft maintenance. Accompanying the students is Ross Jennings, vice president for international programs at GRCC. Qiu (Qiuqiu) Zhenhua, chief representative of the Chengdu Office of West China Development International Group, Inc. who is the students' coordinator, is at the lieutenant governor's left.
Lt. Governor meets with Miss Washington to discuss state tourism, economic development
Lt. Governor Owen met with 2012 Miss Washington Mandy Schendel and Chinese community leader Mipo Seto on June 6 regarding ways for the Miss Washington organization to partner with the state on economic development and tourism. The two later posed for a photo with the lieutenant governor on the Senate rostrum. .
Legislative Youth Advisory Council applications due June 25
Are you a Washington student between 14 and 18 interested in the legislative arena, or know someone who is? The 22-member Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is currently accepting applications for two-year terms. See our LYAC web page for more information about LYAC and a link to the application form. Applications are due June 25. Applications are first reviewed by council members before going on to Lt. Governor Owen for final selection.
Governor signs bill creating license plates for Seattle Seahawks/Sounders FC fans
Legislators, youth and organization representatives crowd behind Gov. Jay Inslee at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on May 17 as the governor signed legislation creating specialty license plates for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders F.C. as seen in approximation below. Although the final design still needs official approval from three state agencies, these should match closely to what you will see on vehicles starting in January, 2014 when the plates go on sale. Proceeds from the plate sale will primarily benefit two non-profit organizations that serve Washington youth. Lt. Gov. Owen asked for the legislation by executive request, and it was co-sponsored by state senators Tracey Eide and Curtis King. You can get answers to questions about the plates via the Seahawks and Sounders online and see the full ceremony on TVW below. (Photos courtesy Legislative Photography Services).
Watch bill signing ceremony on TVW
. You can view online above.
Pierce County plant casts rings for new Seattle tunnel, creates 130 jobs in process
Lt. Governor Owen joined several other dignitaries May 15 at an event at FPS EnCon Precast in Frederickson, Pierce County to celebrate the creation of 130 jobs by the company's location there. FPS, a division of the Spanish conglomerate Dragados SA, is fabricating 1,450 precast concrete rings that will be used for the new downtown Seattle tunnel project replacing the viaduct. With the lieutenant governor is Ignacio Segura, the CEO of Dragados SA, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy and Luis Fernando Esteban, the honorary consul for Spain for Washington. See more coverage in the Seattle Times. (Courtesy photo)
Governor Jay Inslee, flanked by King County Executive Dow Constantine, left, and Lt. Gov. Owen, unveils the state's first-ever aerospace industry strategy and kicks off the state's effort to win Boeing's decision to assemble the 777X airplane in Washington. The governor spoke at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo on May 9. More coverage on KPLU and in The Herald.
Governor kicks off state's bid to assemble Boeing 777X airplane series in Washington
Governor Jay Inslee, flanked by King County Executive Dow Constantine, left, and Lt. Gov. Owen, unveils the state's first-ever aerospace industry strategy and kicks off the state's effort to win Boeing's decision to assemble the 777X series of airplanes in Washington at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo on May 9. The governor discussed freight mobility, or the ability to get products to the plant on time through the state's transportation corridors, as a key to his aerospace strategy.
Owen gives his insights on caucus system
What is the caucus system as it applies to the state's Senate and how well is it working this year? Lt. Governor Owen provides his views on the system on TVW's Inside Edition. You can view online above, or on TVW starting at 7 p.m. May 9.(check listings for air times).
Lt. Governor's gavel closes regular session
Members of the Washington Senate and staff await Lt. Governor Owen's pound of the gavel to mark closure of the 2013 regular session of the Washington Legislature on April 28. Gov. Jay Inslee has called a special session beginning May 13 so the legislature can pass the state's operating budget and finish other business. You can hear some of the lieutenant governor's perspectives on the session and watch the closing minutes on TVW. (Washington Legislature photo).
Senate resolution honors first American ascent of Everest
American mountaineer Jim Whittaker, a lifelong resident of the state of Washington and the first American to climb the tallest mountain in the world, speaks to the state Senate on April 16 following passage of Resolution 8655 commemorating the 50th anniversary of his Everest summit. Sitting at Lt. Governor Owen's right is retired Washington Congresswoman Jolene Unsoeld, whose late husband Willie Unsoeld pioneered the difficult West Ridge route to the summit three weeks after Whittaker's ascent. Unsoeld also spoke. You may watch these proceedings online via TVW. Outside Magazine has published a detailed, multi-media account of the first American expedition to Everest in its current online edition. (State Legislature photo). _______________________________________________________ .