Author Archives: hannahh

01 Apr
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Randall: Veto ‘a short-sighted attempt to apply Seattle-centric, one-size-fits-all policy’ to WA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2022 Sen. Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s partial veto of SB 5901: “The governor’s decision to partially veto SB 5901 — to strike a line that ...

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26 Jan
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TWO big proposals, ONE virtual town hall! – 11am on Jan. 29 over on Facebook!

Friends, neighbors – I have some news for you! 👉🏽 First up: I’m having the first of several Virtual Town Halls coming up on Saturday, January 29, at 11am! Join me on Facebook on Saturday at 11am – click here! ...

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22 Jan
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Trudeau: “This is about setting up our newest little Washingtonians on the strongest, healthiest path”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 21, 2022 Legislation proposed by Sen. Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma), SB 5702, would allow new parents to affordably access donor breast milk by requiring that health plans and the state Medicaid program provide coverage for donor breast ...

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21 Jan
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Das proposes legislation to cut sales taxes in two ways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 21, 2022 Washington state’s sales-and-use tax rate would be cut by 1% across the board and diapers would become entirely exempt from sales-and-use tax, if two bills proposed by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) are signed into ...

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18 Jan
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Legislators introduce constitutional Green Amendment resolutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2022 Four Democratic legislators from the Washington state House and Senate have proposed twin joint resolutions – HJR 4209 and SJR 8210 – that would amend the Washington State Constitution by adding a Green Amendment ...

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18 Jan
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Trudeau proposes data-driven bill to reduce violent deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2022 Washington would take a major step to address a lack of data that has hampered law enforcement efforts to reduce violent deaths across the state, if legislation heard today is passed. Sen. Yasmin Trudeau ...

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18 Jan
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Das bill to establish nation-leading Extended Producer Responsibility system gets hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 18, 2022 A bill sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) would create an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in which producers fund and operate an efficient, sustainable system for recycling packaging and paper products. SB ...

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18 Jan
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Randall bill would improve oversight of emergency powers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2022 Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton) today introduced a bill to strengthen Washington state’s checks and balances on gubernatorial powers during a state of emergency. Senate Bill 5909 would add legislative oversight to declarations of states ...

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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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