Author Archives: aaronw

26 Mar
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Billig bill to grow childcare workforce signed into law

OLYMPIA – Legislation to make it simpler for childcare workers to complete fingerprint-based background checks and join the childcare workforce was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee today. Senate Bill 5774, sponsored by Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane), improves the ...

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13 Mar
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Inslee signs legislation redefining state’s hate crime laws

OLYMPIA – Legislation to update the state’s hate crime law to include defacement of public property was signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) introduced Senate Bill 5917 in response to vandalism of Spokane LGBTQ+ ...

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04 Mar
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Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig will not seek re-election

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2024. Billig, who was first elected to the Legislature in 2010, will finish his current term and continue to serve as majority leader ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
12 Feb
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Spokane lawmakers to Host Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 20

WHO: State Sen. Andy Billig, Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli WHAT: Virtual Town Hall with Spokane’s 3rd District residents WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. WHERE: Streamed live on multiple platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWceEzXzHlw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenateDemocrats Rep. Riccelli’s Facebook page: ...

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02 Feb
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Legislation redefining state’s hate crime laws clears Senate

OLYMPIA – Legislation to update the state’s hate crime law to include defacement of public property passed the Washington State Senate on a 35-14 bipartisan vote on Friday. Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) introduced Senate Bill 5917 in response to vandalism ...

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25 Jul
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Senate leaders react to Washington’s historically high credit ratings

OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the Washington State Senate responded to news that the state has maintained its historically high ratings from the nation’s top credit agencies. Reports from Moody’s (Aaa), S&P (AA+) and Fitch (AA+) cited the state’s strong ...

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02 Mar
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Senate passes Billig bill to tackle toxic PCBs in state waterways

Legislation aimed at reducing the amount of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) entering Washington state waters passed the Senate today on a unanimous bipartisan vote. Under Senate Bill 5369, the state would petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the ...

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01 Mar
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Billig bill to incentivize clean jet fuel, spur job creation clears Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to address a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, spur job creation, and position Washington as a leader in an emerging industry, passed the Senate on a bipartisan 46-2 vote on Wednesday. Senate Bill 5447, sponsored ...

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24 Feb
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Legislative District town hall meeting on March 11

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Legislative District town hall meeting on March 11 Who: Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli When: Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Where: Spokane Central Library, Spokane Central Library, nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall Why: The ...

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12 Jan
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Sen. Billig, Reps. Ormsby and Riccelli to hold telephone town hall

Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli of Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will give an update on the 2023 legislative session on Tuesday. Who: State Sen. Andy Billig, State Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli What: Telephone ...

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