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31 Mar
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Newspaper tax break passes Senate

Legislation to help support the news media by exempting them from the state business and occupation (B&O) tax passed the Washington State Senate today on a 47-1 vote. SB 5199, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), is intended to support ...

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24 Mar
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Capital budget proposal passes Senate

The Senate capital budget proposal passed the Washington State Senate today on a unanimous vote. The $7.9 billion budget makes historic investments in affordable housing, behavioral health, environmental protection, school construction, and public safety. ā€œIā€™m encouraged by the strong support ...

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21 Mar
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Housing Advocates Testify on Senate Capital Budget Proposal

The Senate Ways & Means Committee held its hearing on the Senate capital budget proposal on Monday, March 20, and members of the public had their opportunity to offer comment on the budget bill, SB 5200. Over the course of ...

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20 Mar
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Senate Introduces Capital Budget Proposal with Major Investments in Housing, Higher Education, Environmental Protections, and More

OLYMPIA ā€“ Budget leaders in the Washington State Senate proposed a $7.9 billion capital construction budget today, targeting investments in affordable housing, school construction, land preservation and environmental protection, and education. The proposal, if passed, would set a record for ...

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28 Feb
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Third time is the charm: Senate passes Keiser bill to cap insulin at $35 per month permanently

The Washington State Senate today passed SB 5729, legislation to ensure that Washingtonians with diabetes would continue to pay no more than $35 a month for insulin. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) and passed unanimously. ...

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27 Feb
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Bill to expand ADU housing passes Senate

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) to expand construction of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, passed the Senate on a 42-6 vote today. ADUs, often referred to as backyard cottages or mother-in-law units, are residential homes that occupy the ...

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19 Jan
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Sen. Frame, Rep. Thai Introduce Washington State Wealth Tax

The Washington State Wealth Tax would tax extreme wealth derived from the ownership of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets with the proceeds dedicated to education, housing, disability services, and tax credits for working families At a news conference today, ...

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