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28 Mar
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Washington makes history, becoming the 10th state to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy

From The Trevor Project: This week the state of Washington made history, becoming the first state in 2018, and the 10th state in total, to pass protections for LGBTQ youth from the barbaric practice of conversion therapy. Conversion therapists falsely ...

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27 Mar
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Governor signs ‘people first’ state budget – education funding, tax relief, mental health among top priorities

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a 2018 supplemental operating budget (SSB 6032) that directs nearly $1 billion toward K-12 education to finally resolve the McCleary litigation and bring the state into compliance with its constitutional obligation to amply ...

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21 Mar
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‘Putting the Women of Washington First’ bills signed into law

OLYMPIA – A package of bills to improve the lives of women throughout the state were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The “Putting Women First” package runs the gamut from equal pay, to the Reproductive Parity Act, ...

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19 Mar
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Access to Democracy bills signed into law

TUKWILA – Five bills aimed at increasing voting access, representative government and exposing hidden money in elections were signed into law Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Access to Democracy package – which includes The Washington Voting Rights Act, automatic ...

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13 Mar
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Governor signs bill banning credit freeze fees

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a bill to eliminate the fees that credit bureaus charge customers who want to freeze their credit reports to protect their personal information. Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, sponsored Senate Bill 6018 in response ...

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09 Mar
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With Dems in control, voting rights, health care access, gun safety, education, jobs take center stage

OLYMPIA — With Democrats back in control, Washingtonians saw a Legislature that fought for their values, putting the focus on issues that will leave a lasting, positive impact on people in communities throughout the state. “I am so proud of ...

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07 Mar
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Senate approves $400 million statewide property tax cut

OLYMPIA – The Senate today approved an approximately $400 million property tax cut, giving homeowners a break on their 2019 tax bill to offset the large increase in this year’s taxes that was passed in 2017 to fund K-12 education. ...

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07 Mar
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2018 budget agreement increases education funding, cuts taxes

OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the House and Senate today announced a 2018 supplemental operating budget plan that will provide property tax relief while directing additional funding to K-12 education, mental health care and college financial aid. The budget plan ...

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28 Feb
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Bellevue Reporter: Washington Senate passes reforms to reduce recidivism and racial disparities in juvenile justice system

From the Bellevue Reporter The Washington state Senate recently passed legislation extending juvenile justice jurisdiction for some youthful offenders to age 25. The bill is now in the House and was placed on second reading by the Rules Committee on ...

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23 Feb
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Senate passes budget to fully fund education, invest in mental health

OLYMPIA – The 2018 supplemental operating budget (SSB 6032) passed today by the Senate directs additional funding to make critical investments in education and mental health. “Supplemental budgets were intended to make modest updates to our two-year state budget, but ...

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