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11 Feb
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Lovelett bill to provide transitional food assistance unanimously clears Senate

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate today approved legislation to provide transitional food assistance for more families. Senate Bill 5785, sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), would direct the Department of Social and Health Services to provide transitional food assistance ...

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10 Feb
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Senate unanimously passes Lovelett bill to conserve and restore kelp forests

OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Senate unanimously approved legislation to conserve and restore the plants that are the foundation of our marine ecosystems and key in our fight against ocean acidification. Senate Bill 5619, known as the Kelp Forest ...

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09 Feb
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Senate approves Liias bill to restrict high-capacity magazines 

A bill to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines in Washington was approved by the state Senate on a 28-20 vote Wednesday.   Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D – Everett), prohibits the manufacture, sale, import or transfer of large-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The approved legislation does not ...

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08 Feb
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Senate and House Transportation Chairs Introduce 16-year “Move Ahead Washington” funding proposal

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Senate and House Transportation Committee Chairs Sen. Marko Liias, D – Everett, and Rep. Jake Fey, D – Tacoma, unveiled Senate Bills 5974 and 5975 and House Bills 2118 and 2119 — Move Ahead Washington — ...

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26 Jan
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Senate okays bipartisan Liias bill on private long-term care insurance

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate approved bipartisan legislation today to ensure Washingtonians who pay for private long-term care insurance are able to receive benefits when they are needed most. Senate Bill 5508, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D – ...

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26 Jan
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Committee hears Lovelett bill to allow campaign funds to pay for childcare

OLYMPIA – Legislation to explicitly authorize candidates running for office in Washington state to use campaign funds for childcare was heard in the Senate State Government & Elections Committee today. Senate Bill 5855, sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), would ...

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07 Jan
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Liias: Senate Transportation package will not include gas tax

OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, shared the following statement regarding a transportation package today:  “As we begin the 2022 session, I want to be clear that any transportation package I introduce in the Senate this ...

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09 Dec
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Liias selected to chair Senate Transportation Committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias (D- Everett) was chosen to chair the Senate Transportation Committee in an internal vote today by the Senate Democratic Caucus. “It is an honor that my colleagues trust me with this responsibility and have selected me for this position,” said Liias. “As we ...

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09 Sep
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09 Aug
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Senate Majority Leader Billig and Speaker Jinkins comment on Gov. Inslee’s vaccine mandate for some state employees, health care workers

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