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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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27 May
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Senate MOCC issues statement on AG decision in Manuel Ellis case

The Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus today issued the following statement in response to the Attorney General’s most recent action in the case of Manuel Ellis’ death. “As the Members of Color Caucus of the Washington State Senate, ...

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17 May
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Legislation to promote recycling and reduce plastic waste becomes law, leads nation

OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5022 into law at the Seattle Aquarium, one of only a few bills being signed at in-person events this year. Sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), it is the first law in ...

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04 May
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Inslee signs capital gains excise tax into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021 OLYMPIA – Earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a critical piece of tax reform legislation. Senate Bill 5096, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, enacts a capital gains excise tax to fund the expansion and ...

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03 May
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Das bill expanding affordable housing development becomes law

OLYMPIA – A bill signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee extends the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) to expand affordable housing building incentives. “Now more than ever, we need to advance solutions to our housing crisis and get – or keep ...

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25 Apr
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Legislature approves capital gains excise tax

OLYMPIA – Earlier today, the Washington State Legislature approved a critical piece of tax reform legislation. Senate Bill 5096, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, enacts a capital gains excise tax to fund the expansion and affordability of child care, ...

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20 Apr
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Senate Members of Color Caucus reacts to verdict in trial of George Floyd’s killer

Today the Senate Members of Color Caucus issued the following statement in reaction to the verdict of guilty on all counts issued moments ago in Derek Chauvin’s trial. “Words cannot undo the deep wound that George Floyd’s murder left in ...

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08 Apr
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Legislature passes strongest recycling policy in nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2021 Legislature passes strongest recycling policy in nation Legislation passed late Wednesday by the House would require increased recycled content in plastic beverage containers, trash bags and bottles for household and personal care products; ban ...

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17 Mar
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Senate MOCC statement on acts of violence against AAPI communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2021 Senate MOCC statement on acts of violence against AAPI communities The Senate Members of Color Caucus today issued the following statement: “Waking up to yet another day of more Asian American lives lost at ...

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