Author Archives: nicoleh

View looking south towards the 30th Legislative District and Hwy 167 from Centennial Viewpoint Park. Auburn, WA.
06 Jul
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Legislature’s 2021 budgets bring big investments to 30th district

  The budgets approved by the Legislature this year brought significant investments to the 30th Legislative District, which includes Federal Way, Algona, Pacific, Milton, Des Moines and Auburn. “I’m proud to have supported and advocated for investments that will make ...

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Photo of a woman teaching counting to four children
01 Jul
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New state childcare provisions in Fair Start for Kids Act to take effect

  Several provisions of the Fair Start for Kids Act, the system overhaul the Legislature passed this year in response to the state’s childcare crisis, take effect today. “In Washington, over half a million children do not have access to ...

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Screen shot of TVW broadcast of Gov. Inslee's bill signing event for SB 5141, the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act. The governor is shown seated at a table holding a paper and pen. Behind him many people are lined up to watch. In front of him, several photographers kneel taking photos.
17 May
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Governor approves Saldaña’s HEAL Act to ensure environmental justice

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will reduce environmental health disparities and improve the health of all people in Washington state using principles of environmental justice. Senate Bill 5141, the Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL ...

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Three men are seated side by side at a picnic table, with another person's arms showing on the other side of the table. Two people have notebooks and pencils.
17 May
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New laws expand services for safe and successful reentry

  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed two bills Wednesday that will allow more incarcerated individuals to access essential transition services proven to be effective at reducing recidivism. Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) sponsored this legislation to help adults leaving prison ...

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A little girl and young woman play a hand game (like pattycake). The girl smiles brightly, and the woman is seen from the side.
13 May
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Governor signs Wilson bill to help kinship caregivers and childcare providers

  OLYMPIA – Legislation signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee will help kids in foster care stay with family members and in their communities where possible. Senate Bill 5151, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), also waives licensing ...

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10 May
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Governor approves Wilson bill to improve reentry services

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will improve public safety by ensuring access to services for formerly incarcerated or confined individuals reentering the community. Senate Bill 5304, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), will provide a ...

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Preschool aged children sit at a table with a teacher working on arts and crafts. All are wearing face masks.
07 May
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Governor signs historic legislation expanding access to childcare

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will address one of the leading challenges for Washington households by dramatically increasing the accessibility and affordability of childcare while stabilizing and expanding an industry in crisis. “Childcare is a ...

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Sen. Wilson sits at her desk on the Senate floor. She's looking up toward the gallery and smiling.
29 Apr
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Sen. Claire Wilson receives national Sex Education Champion award

  OLYMPIA – Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) received the State Sex Education Champion award late Wednesday from SIECUS, a national organization that advocates for and advances comprehensive sexuality education policies. The State Sex Education Champion award recognizes leaders who speak ...

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26 Apr
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Darneille bill requiring investigation of in-custody deaths signed into law

  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation today that requires a fatality review following any unexpected death in a Washington jail or prison. Senate Bill 5119, sponsored by Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma), requires prisons and local jails across Washington ...

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26 Apr
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Governor approves resentencing for life sentences given based on old law

OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation requiring resentencing for individuals sentenced to life without parole due to a conviction for robbery in the second degree. In 1993, Washington became the first state to adopt a three-strikes law requiring ...

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