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03 May
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Billig: Frank Chopp is a public servant to his core

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below following Frank Chopp’s resignation as Speaker of the House on Friday: “Frank Chopp is a public servant to his core. Thousands of kids have health care because of Frank Chopp. Washington’s ...

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29 Apr
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Majority Leader: A lot to be proud of in a historic session

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) released this statement following the adjournment of the 2019 legislative session, the first 105-day session to end on time since 2009 and the second year in a row the Legislature has adjourned as scheduled: ...

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29 Apr
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Legislature passes ‘Putting People First’ state operating budget

OLYMPIA – The Legislature passed a 2019-21 operating budget plan and revenue plan on Sunday, making critical investments in behavioral health, affordable housing, education, and the environment. “This is a responsible and optimistic budget that includes broad investments to meet critical needs ...

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28 Apr
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Transportation budget heads to governor

OLYMPIA – The Senate passed the Transportation budget Sunday with unanimous support. ESHB 1160 will now head to the Governor for his signature. “This budget addresses the transportation needs of our state,” said Sen. Steve Hobbs, chair of the Senate ...

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28 Apr
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Senate’s capital budget proposes life-changing investments in infrastructure

The Washington State Senate today approved a two-year capital budget that would invest in priority infrastructure across the state in the areas of behavioral health, affordable housing, education and the environment. The budget passed with a unanimous vote. “The bipartisan ...

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25 Apr
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Rolfes, Ormsby announce tentative deal on 2019-21 operating budget

OLYMPIA — Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, and Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following joint statement announcing a tentative agreement on the 2019-21 Operating Budget: ...

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23 Apr
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Legislature passes Wilson bill creating commission on LGBTQ inequities

Legislation to establish a state commission to identify concerns specific to LGBTQ individuals and apply those concerns to inform practices and policies at state agencies is on its way to the governor to be signed into law. “Our state constitution ...

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13 Apr
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House passes Wilson bill creating commission on LGBTQ inequities

Legislation passed late Friday by the House would establish a state commission to identify concerns specific to LGBTQ individuals and apply those concerns to inform practices and policies at state agencies. “Many members of our community face an extreme and ...

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11 Apr
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House passes Bill committing Washington to 100-percent clean energy

OLYMPIA – A historic bill to commit Washington to 100-percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources took another step forward today following passage by the Washington House of Representatives. Representatives voted 56-42 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, a ...

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09 Apr
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The Everblue State: Sen. Karen Keiser, one of the Legislature’s longest serving members

Sen. Karen Keiser has served in the Washington State Legislature since 1996 — and she’s seen a lot of change. She watched as the number of women in the Senate grew, and then dropped again. Keiser chairs the Senate Labor ...

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