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21 Jan
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#MeToo comes to Olympia as Senate hears sexual harassment bills

The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee will hear three pieces of legislation sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Senate Hearing Room 4. Where you can watch it ...

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19 Jan
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Senate passes new protections for LGBTQ youth

The Washington State Senate today took a significant step to protect LGBTQ youth by passing legislation to ban so-called “conversion therapy” and require school districts to adopt or amend anti-harassment policies to include transgender students. “It is long past time ...

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18 Jan
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Senate approves ban on credit freeze fees

OLYMPIA – The Senate today approved 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 to ...

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16 Jan
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Nelson: Spellman protected environment, ‘cared deeply for our state’

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson released the following statement after the death of former Gov. John Spellman. “Gov. Spellman cared deeply for our state and devoted a large part of his life to serving the people, first in ...

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14 Jan
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Week 2: Preventing gun violence, reducing carbon pollution, protecting women’s access to health care and more

Last week Senate Democrats moved quickly on key policy priorities such as voting rights and equal pay — issues that had been bottled up by Republican committee chairs over the last five years. The pace won’t slow this week with hearings on legislation that will ...

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12 Jan
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Gun safety bills to be heard Monday in Senate’s Law & Justice Committee

OLYMPIA — The Senate Law & Justice Committee will hear several gun-related bills on Monday. Gun violence is a public health crisis in our state and nationwide, and it’s time to impose reasonable restrictions on firearms to ensure the safety ...

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11 Jan
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Senate committee passes bill to ban credit freeze fees

OLYMPIA – A bill passed today by the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee would 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, the ...

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10 Jan
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Ban on ‘conversion therapy’ to be heard in Senate

What’s happening: The Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee will hear legislation to ban the practice of so-called “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth in Washington state. When: 10 a.m. Thursday in Senate Hearing Room 2. Where you can watch ...

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10 Jan
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Senate Democrats to hear higher education bills to expand access and opportunity to all Washingtonians

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats have introduced a package of higher education bills to ensure access and opportunity for all Washingtonians. The Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee will begin work to ensure DREAMers have opportunity regardless of federal action, ...

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10 Jan
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Ban on ‘conversion therapy’ to be heard in Senate

What’s happening: The Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee will hear legislation to ban the practice of so-called “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth in Washington state. When: 10 a.m. Thursday in Senate Hearing Room 2. Where you can watch it live: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2018011104 ...

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