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08 Feb
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B.C. Premier to address Washington State Legislature

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate will welcome John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, to the Washington State Capitol on Friday. Horgan will deliver an address in the form of a joint session of the State House and Senate. “B.C. ...

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07 Feb
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The Everblue State podcast: Sen. Emily Randall on being a new senator

In this week’s episode of the Everblue State podcast, Sen. Randall spoke about what it’s like to be one of the Senate’s newest members. Her seat was previously held by a Republican, and she is working to make sure her constituents ...

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07 Feb
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The Everblue State: Sen. Emily Randall on being a new senator

In this week’s episode, we spoke with 26th District Senator Emily Randall about what it’s like to be one of the Senate’s newest members. Her seat was previously held by a Republican, and she is working to make sure her ...

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07 Feb
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Changes to deadly force law signed

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Jan. 4 to apply consensus revisions to Initiative 940 — a voter-passed measure that changed Washington’s laws regarding police use of deadly force. The Spokesman Review wrote the following: With a crowd of ...

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04 Feb
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Week 4: Early learning, orca habitat and expanding voting access

Senate takes on critical issues as session moves into fourth week OLYMPIA — The fourth week of the 105-day legislative session will begin with Gov. Jay Inslee signing House Bill 1064, the bipartisan compromise fix for Initiative 940. Senate committees ...

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01 Feb
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The Everblue State: Catching up with Sen. Andy Billig

This week, we spoke with Sen. Andy Billig, the new Senate Majority Leader. He told us why he first ran for office, what it’s like to lead the Senate Democratic Caucus (and how it compares to running a baseball team) ...

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30 Jan
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Presidential primary bill passes out of Senate

OLYMPIA — A measure to make Washington’s presidential primary process more accessible and relevant passed out of the state Senate today on a 29-18 vote. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), would move Washington’s presidential primary to ...

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30 Jan
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Frockt applauds passage of I-940 update

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate today unanimously passed legislation that would update Initiative 940, a voter initiative that updated Washington’s deadly force statute. House Bill 1064 applies a set of consensus revisions to the initiative, which was enacted by ...

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29 Jan
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State Senate expands remote testimony program

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate has approved a bipartisan proposal from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) to make permanent and expand a program that further opens public access to state government by ...

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28 Jan
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Week 3: Homelessness, school safety, affordable medicine, climate change

OLYMPIA — The third week of the 2019 session begins with hearings Monday focused on addressing the youth homelessness crisis. Senate Democrats will also focus on school safety, prescription drug prices, oil train safety, voting rights and climate change. The Senate ...

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