Author Archives: aaronw

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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04 Mar
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This Week in the Senate – Week 9: Sine Die

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25 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 8: A big week of floor action and a critical deadline

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20 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 7: Budget week – Investing in Washington

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13 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 6: Capital budget, health care and house of origin cutoff

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04 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 5: Transportation, floor action and an important cutoff

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28 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 4: Tax reform, healthcare workers and an important cutoff

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24 Jan
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Sen. Reuven Carlyle won’t seek re-election

OLYMPIA – State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, today announced he will not seek re-election to the senate in 2022. Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, has sponsored and shepherded numerous major bills through the senate and ...

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