Author Archives: ehut

26 Jan
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Students champion two Senate education bills  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 26 2023  Washington students are championing two bills that will be heard by the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education committee.   Senate Bill 5355 would mandate Washington schools provide instruction on sex trafficking prevention and identification.  ...

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20 Jan
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Nguyễn bill would remove statewide firearm preemption 

For 30 years, local towns, cities and counties have been blocked from taking their own action to prevent gun violence.   This is because of a statewide preemption of local gun regulations.   SB 5446 would remove that preemption so local municipalities ...

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18 Jan
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Wilson clarifies true focus of noncompliance bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 18, 2023  OLYMPIA – Students and their families should never feel they are at risk of retribution for demanding that their schools follow the law.   That is why Senator Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) put forward SB ...

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13 Jan
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Senate Democrats unite to act on protecting reproductive rights 

OLYMPIA — Washington Senate Democrats are taking bold action to ensure the right to reproductive healthcare and safe abortion services.   Every day this week, members of the Senate Democratic Caucus introduced legislation aimed at further protecting this human right and not ...

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09 Jan
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Bill aims to eliminate cost-sharing for patients seeking abortions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 9, 2023  OLYMPIA – In Washington, abortions must be covered by all state-regulated health plans that cover maternity services, but out-of-pocket costs can currently be a burden for patients. Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) and Rep. Jessica Bateman (D-Olympia) are looking to ease that burden through Senate Bill ...

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