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10 Jan
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The Senate Members of Color Caucus welcomes Senator Manka Dhingra; lays out an agenda focused on inclusion

The Senate Members of Color Caucus welcomes Senator Manka Dhingra; lays out an agenda focused on inclusion Olympia – Democrats welcomed the newly elected senator from the 45th Legislative District, Manka Dhingra, as the Washington State Senate convened for the ...

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09 Jan
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Senate committee to hear Access to Democracy reforms

A package of elections reform bills to reduce barriers, increase transparency and boost turnout in elections statewide will be heard Wednesday by the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee. SB 6002, Washington Voting Rights Act Enables cities, counties, ...

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18 Dec
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Sen. Hobbs on derailment tragedy: “The Legislature stands ready to do whatever necessary to help the people and communities impacted”

Senate Transportation Chairman Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, issued the statement below following today’s tragic passenger train derailment near DuPont, WA: “I extend my deepest sympathies to the families impacted by today’s train derailment and my sincerest gratitude to the ...

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14 Dec
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Rolfes: Governor’s budget makes smart, targeted investments

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, incoming chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released the following statement after the release of the governor’s 2018 operating supplemental budget proposal. “I appreciate the work the governor has done to ...

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07 Dec
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Senate Democrats offer preview of 2018 legislative agenda

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats offered a preview of their 2018 legislative agenda Thursday with the introduction of several bills during the start of the pre-filing period. Topping the pre-file list is the Voting Rights Act. The bill aims to create ...

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30 Nov
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The Redmond Reporter: State Sen. Kuderer co-teaches math lesson at Stella Schola

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, recently co-taught a math lesson in an eighth-grade Algebra I class at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond. Kuderer was invited into the classroom by National Board Certified teacher Brigitte Tennis. The two led the lesson ...

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30 Nov
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Senate officially turns blue as Dhingra is sworn in

SEATTLE – Manka Dhingra was sworn in Wednesday as the state senator for the 45th Legislative District. Dhingra’s swearing in gives Democrats a 25-24 majority in the Senate ahead of the 2018 Legislative Session. “I’m humbled and proud to represent ...

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15 Nov
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Senate Democrats: Pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling, but hard work remains on school funding

OLYMPIA – Democratic leads on K-12 Education on Wednesday reacted to the state Supreme Court’s latest order on the McCleary decision: “We are very pleased that the Legislature and the Supreme Court are in strong agreement that the state has ...

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15 Nov
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Senate Democrats choose Brad Hendrickson as Secretary of the Senate

OLYMPIA – Brad Hendrickson, a veteran of the Legislature with more than 30 years of service to the state, was nominated unanimously this week by Senate Democrats to serve as the next Secretary of the Senate. Hendrickson’s candidacy still must ...

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14 Nov
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Rolfes to chair Senate budget committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, was chosen to chair the crucial Senate budget committee, Ways & Means, on Monday. This appointment follows the 2017 election results, which shifted control of the state Senate from Republicans to Democrats. “It ...

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