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23 Feb
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Ban on credit freeze fees clears Legislature

OLYMPIA – A bill to eliminate the fees that credit bureaus charge customers who want to freeze their credit reports to protect their personal information is headed to the governor following passage yesterday by the House of Representatives. The House ...

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21 Feb
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Lawmakers: Residents might want to delay paying property tax

Property owners might be wise to delay paying their 2018 property taxes until after the close of the 2018 legislative session in March, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, said today. “Democrats are working hard to protect homeowners from the ...

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19 Feb
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Senate Democrats call for property tax cuts, education funding in budget

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats unveiled their 2018 supplemental operating budget plan on Monday—a budget that will cut property taxes by $403 million while still meeting the critical needs of our state with significant investments in education and mental health. “This ...

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16 Feb
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to provide property tax relief for seniors, veterans

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14 Feb
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Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access

OLYMPIA – With lightning-fast Internet and 5G service just around the corner, the Washington Senate approved a sweeping bill Wednesday that paves the way for expansion of high-speed broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the state. Senate Bill ...

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12 Feb
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Senate passes bills to help youth in foster care or facing homelessness

OLYMPIA – The Senate today overwhelmingly approved three bipartisan measures to help children and youth who are in foster care or experiencing homelessness. Senate Bills 6222 and 6223, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, would expand extended foster care eligibility ...

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12 Feb
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Senate Democrats to hold town hall meetings Feb. 17

OLYMPIA — Legislators will be holding town hall meetings with constituents in person across the state in February. Town hall meetings are chance for community members to meet with their state leaders, ask questions, and get an update on the ...

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11 Feb
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Senate passes automatic voter registration

OLYMPIA – The Senate today passed legislation introduced by Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, to implement automatic voter registration at Washington state agencies. “Voting is a right, not a privilege,” Hunt said. “We need to make voting as easy as possible ...

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11 Feb
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Hasegawa’s wrongful death legislation moves off the Senate floor

OLYMPIA – Sen. Bob Hasegawa’s, D-Beacon-Hill, released the following statement today following passage of legislation to allow non-residents to receive compensation in wrongful death incidents. “Washington is one of three states in the nation that excludes non-residents from receiving compensation ...

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11 Feb
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Senate votes to increase protections for victims of domestic violence

OLYMPIA – The Senate today passed legislation introduced by Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, to increase protections for victims of domestic violence. Senate Bill 6298 would add harassment to the list of domestic violence crimes that prohibit a convicted batterer from ...

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