Author Archives: aaronw

29 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 4: Public safety takes center stage

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22 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 3: Housing, public safety and reproductive freedom take center stage

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13 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 2: Housing, Climate Change and MLK Day

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08 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 1: WE’RE BACK

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20 Dec
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Senate Page Program: Apply Today!

The Washington State Senate has one of the best Page programs in the country and applications are now open! This is an exciting program which allows many young Washingtonians to get a closer look at the civic process and learn firsthand about ...

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11 Nov
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Billig re-elected Senate Majority Leader; Hasegawa again selected Caucus Chair

Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) was re-elected Senate Majority Leader on Friday, a position he has held since first being selected by his colleagues for the post in November 2018. Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle) was selected Caucus Chair for the second ...

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24 Jun
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Sen. Billig: “Protecting the right to choose is a fundamental Democratic value”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson: “Today’s radical Supreme Court decision is wildly out-of-step with the vast majority of all Americans and certainly Washingtonians. “And let me ...

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03 May
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Majority Leader Billig: “Our state will remain a beacon for choice”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig on Tuesday released the statement below in response to the apparent impending overturning by the US Supreme Court of the landmark Roe v Wade decision which for nearly 50 years has guaranteed constitutionally protected abortion ...

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26 Apr
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Democrats react to Washington’s elite credit rating

Citing “strong fiscal governance” and “strong fiscal management practices,” the nation’s top credit rating agencies agree that the work of Washington’s budget writers should result in the state maintaining its strong credit ratings. Moody’s (Aaa), S&P (AA+) and Fitch (AA+) ...

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31 Mar
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Almost 95 percent of bills passed in 2022 received bipartisan support

A new analysis from nonpartisan legislative staff shows that 94.48 percent of bills that passed the legislature in 2022 were bipartisan. Of the 308 total bills that passed both chambers in 2022, 291 had the ‘yes’ vote of at least one ...

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