Senator Fain was recognized by a leader in the shared economy industry for his work to create a stable regulatory framework for ride-share companies in Washington state.
Aerospace Futures Alliance
Citing his work on a number of key issues, the Aerospace Futures Alliance has named Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) its Legislator of the Year for 2013. The award was presented during the eighth annual Governor's Aerospace Summit in Everett on Wednesday.
"Sen. Fain has been a true leader for Washington's aerospace industry."
- Linda Lanham, AFA Executive Director
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“The public should have a reasonable right to privacy online,” Fain said. “We wouldn’t tolerate the government selling our information because we visited a particular park, or a company selling our information because we looked through its shop window at the mall. We deserve the same right to consent in our digital lives as well.”
Dragging a class of high school students 42 miles from their South King County classroom to the state Capitol is rarely an option during the busy school year.
But this week an Auburn High School journalism class did manage to speak directly with Joe Fain, their state senator, about legislation they were tracking in Olympia thanks to video conference technology.
Like other states, Washington will be confronted with a big question in coming years: how its surface transportation infrastructure will be transformed by driverless cars, and what role government should play.
A committee that sets administrative policy for the Senate approved expanding the chamber’s social media presence Tuesday, with a warning about use of Twitter.
Without legislative action, the authority and funding for these task forces sunsets on June 30. The attorney general, Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) and Rep. Steve Kirby (D-Tacoma) are proposing legislation ( SB 5058/HB 1090) to renew these highly effective task forces and to expand their reach.
Lawmakers in Olympia have introduced a bill to regulate app-based ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft at the state level, a move Seattle city leaders are closely monitoring.
Homebuilders in Washington say they are being inundated with letters claiming patent infringement for the simple process of using fans and dehumidifiers to dry out a home after it has been framed.
Washington state Sen. Joe Fain believes he has found the perfect job for himself based on his traits: a strong work ethic and “channelable ADD.”Always a curious person, Fain said he expects to be 70 years old and still not be able to answer the question, “what do you want to do with your life?”