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Short
17 Mar
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NBC Right Now: Ag work week bill passed by Senate

OLYMPIA — Washington would be the first state in the nation to bring the 40-hour work week to agricultural workers, some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers, under a bill passed by the state Senate. Farmworkers were exempted from the original ...

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Washington Kids in Transition
16 Mar
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Edmonds Beacon: An honor for Washington Kids in Transition

The Washington State Senate will honor Washington Kids in Transition 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, with a resolution for the good work it’s done in local communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. From distributing federal CARES funds from the city ...

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The eviction tsunami is coming. ABLOKHIN / GETTYIMAGES.COM
15 Mar
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The Stranger: Today the Seattle City Council Will Decide Whether Tenants Facing Eviction Deserve Attorneys

As the end of Washington’s eviction moratorium approaches, state lawmakers hope to stem the tide of a potential tsunami of evictions with a bill that would establish a “right to counsel” for tenants facing eviction statewide. That’s great! But it’s ...

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The "just cause" bill is one of a few major pieces of legislation aimed at preventing a wave of evictions that could exacerbate the state's homelessness crisis. ROB DOBI
11 Mar
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The Stranger: The Senate Must Not Weaken Just Cause Eviction Protections Any More than the House Already Has

Over the next few weeks lawmakers in Olympia will consider a few major pieces of legislation designed to strengthen tenant protections and help stem the tide of a potential wave of evictions set to begin at the end of the ...

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In downtown Malden, Washington, the former post office, lower left, and another historic building, lower right, still smolder Sept. 8, the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town west of Rosalia. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)
09 Mar
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The Spokesman-Review: Bill to provide property tax relief for residents rebuilding after wildfires passes state Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill that would provide tax relief to Washington residents when rebuilding homes damaged by natural disasters passed the Senate unanimously. The bill, sponsored by Ritzville Republican Sen. Mark Schoesler, began as an effort to help Eastern Washington ...

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07 Mar
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South Seattle Emerald: Democratic State Senate Sends Capital Gains Tax to House

(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.) For the first time in Washington state history, state legislators had a floor vote on a long-proposed capital gains tax. Even more novel: They passed it. On ...

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17 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 2: MLK Day, Health Care, Police Accountability, Climate Change and more

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Insulin (KING 5)
01 Jan
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KING5: New Washington law caps insulin costs at $100 per month

A new 2021 Washington law caps the cost of insulin at $100 per month. Under the new law, health plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2021 must cap insulin copayments, deductibles, and other forms of cost-sharing at ...

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15 Dec
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Letter from LGBTQ Caucus to State Health Care Authority requesting open access to HIV treatments for Medicaid patients

Virginia Buccola, Chair Washington State Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and Drug Utilization Review Board Washington State Health Care Authority Re: HIV Policy Dear Ms. Buccola: The undersigned are members of the LGBTQ caucus of the Washington State Legislature. We are ...

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14 Dec
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Senate Members of Color Caucus express support for governor’s equity package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2020 Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs support governor’s equity package The Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus (MOCC) co-chairs today issued the following statements concerning Gov. Jay Inslee’s Equity Proposal. “Our communities have ...

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