Author Archives: ehut

12 Dec
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WA LGBTQ Caucus responds to SCOTUS decision to leave conversion therapy ban intact 

Members of the Washington State LGBTQ Caucus commend the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear a challenge to Washington’s ban on conversion therapy and issued the following statement Tuesday:  “Conversion therapy is a harmful and discredited practice that lacks ...

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06 Nov
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More than $108 million refunded to Washington families through Working Families Tax Credit  

More than $108 million has been refunded to Washington families through the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC).   The WFTC (House Bill 1297) is a sales and use tax remittance rebate to support working families who pay a disproportionate amount ...

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02 Nov
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Nguyễn issues statement on directive to link WA carbon market with California, Québec

Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center), chair of the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Ecology’s preliminary decision to link Washington’s carbon market with California and Québec:   “I am excited to hear of ...

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21 Sep
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Nguyễn steps into new role as vice chair of Senate Ways & Means Committee 

Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center) has been elected vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee by his Senate colleagues. He will step into the role while continuing to serve as chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology ...

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03 Jul
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Gas companies set gas prices. Here are some of the factors they consider before setting them.

HOW ARE GAS PRICES DETERMINED? 57% of what consumers pay for a gallon of gas is for crude oil 18% for refining 12% for distribution and marketing 13% for taxes The current global trading price of crude oil is roughly ...

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11 May
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Wilson bill waives burdensome fees for childcare workforce applicants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2023  OLYMPIA – Applicants to Washington’s childcare workforce will no longer have to pay burdensome background check fees thanks to Sen. Claire Wilson’s (D-Auburn) Senate Bill 5316, signed into law Thursday.   State law requires ...

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11 May
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Wilson bill will regulate third parties providing special education for students with disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2023  OLYMIPA — Sen. Claire Wilson’s (D-Auburn) legislation to regulate authorized entities serving Washington students with disabilities was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday.   An investigation by the Seattle Times and ...

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09 May
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Legislation to protect trans youth seeking life-saving care signed into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2023  OLYMPIA – Transgender youth who are not safe at home and seeking life-saving care can depend on Washington for safe shelter.   Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) Senate Bill 5599 ...

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09 May
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Cleveland bill recognizes nurses’ pandemic trauma as industrial injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2023  OLYMPIA – Nurses who have suffered repeated traumatic events, like those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, will soon have access to improved workers’ compensation benefits.   Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Annette Cleveland’s (D-Vancouver) ...

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03 May
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Nguyễn legislation helps Washington better plan for clean energy future

OLYMPIA – Sen. Joe Nguyễn’s (D-White Center) legislation to further advance Washington toward a clean energy future has been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.   Senate Bill 5165 changes transmission planning from a 10-year to a 20-year timeline. It ...

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