Lawmakers in the 7th Legislative District, which includes Omak and Okanogan, are happy with how things are going in the State Legislature as it heads into its third week of the session. Legislator Jacquelin Maycumber is optimistic about her high school apprenticeship bill:
House Bill 1013, if passed, would establish two pilot programs for educational apprenticeship programs, one on each side of the Cascades, with particular consideration to rural, underserved school districts.
One of Representative Joel Kretz's priorities is rural internet:
Last session, Kretz worked on getting a budget proviso for funding the down payment of equipment needed to access those systems.