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13 Jan
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Trudeau: ‘It’s time we rely on more than just luck to end poverty’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 13, 2022 Senate Bill 5752, known as the Washington Future Fund, today had its first public hearing in the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee. The bill would establish the nation’s first debt-free trust fund ...

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12 Jan
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Das on Toxics-Free Cosmetics Act: ‘This affects, and protects, all of us’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 12, 2022 The Toxics-Free Cosmetics Act, heard today by the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, would protect consumers of cosmetic products from dozens of harmful chemicals by banning the use and distribution of those chemicals ...

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10 Jan
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Trudeau legislating from home after positive COVID test

OLYMPIA – Sen. Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma), vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee, will work the initial days of the 2022 legislative session from home after testing positive for COVID-19. “I’m grateful that I can isolate at home ...

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07 Jan
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Trudeau: Housing bills would “build a stronger future for all”

OLYMPIA — Sen. Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma) this week pre-filed two bills that would dismantle barriers to accessible housing in Washington. SB 5755 would establish a tax incentive program to foster development of affordable multifamily housing in urban areas. SB 5749 ...

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06 Jan
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Homes for WA introduced to provide more housing choices and easier commutes

OLYMPIA– On Wednesday, Rep. Jessica Bateman and Sen. Mona Das, introduced legislation to make it easier for Washington families to find safe and affordable homes, especially in areas near transit sites. The Homes for WA Act will re-legalize familiar housing ...

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23 Dec
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Trudeau sponsors two voting equity bills that will promote access to democracy

Sen. Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma) announced that she will be sponsoring two policies during the 2022 legislative session that will protect and strengthen Washington state’s democratic systems. SB 5584 would allow local jurisdictions to use a system of ranked choice voting ...

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07 Dec
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Randall proposes legislation to pay off Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls in full

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 7, 2021 Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton) announced she will be sponsoring legislation to remove all tolls from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in under two years. The bill would transfer $772 million from the state’s general fund ...

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02 Nov
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Senate Democratic Caucus welcomes Yasmin Trudeau to the Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 2, 2021 The Senate Democratic Caucus today welcomed Yasmin Trudeau as the next senator of the 27th Legislative District following the retirement of Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma). The Pierce County Council voted to appoint her on ...

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01 Oct
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Das’s “Reusable Bag Act,” banning single-use plastic bags, goes into effect

OLYMPIA — A bill to reduce pollution by prohibiting retailers in Washington state from handing out single-use plastic bags goes into effect today after a year-long delay brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) sponsored Senate Bill ...

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25 Sep
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Senate MOCC statement on act of violence against Khalsa Gurmat Center

The Senate Members of Color Caucus released the following statement in response to the act of violence and vandalism that took place on September 18, 2021, against a house of worship in Federal Way: “Our hearts break to hear of ...

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