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04 May
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Cleveland, Cody say Democrats will fight to protect people’s health care

Key lawmakers say Democrats in the state Capitol will do everything in their power to provide Washingtonians continued access to affordable health care if the U.S. Senate should advance the bill that was passed today by the U.S. House to ...

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21 Apr
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Nelson: Senate Republicans – “Grow up and govern”

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Friday issued the statement below following a Senate Republican move to change their own two-thirds tax rule to hold an intentionally doomed vote on two tax bills with two days left in session: “Senate Republicans ...

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17 Apr
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As Trump holds out, Senate Democrats request AG opinion on requiring presidential candidates’ tax returns

Senate Democrats today requested a formal opinion from Attorney General Bob Ferguson on the state’s ability to condition ballot access on whether presidential candidates release their federal tax returns. “As millions of Americans fulfill their civic duty this week by ...

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12 Apr
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Legislature passes bill to reimburse for 12-month birth control refills

OLYMPIA — Insurance carriers will be required to reimburse refills for birth control for 12 months at a time instead of monthly under legislation passed today by the Senate. Having already passed the House, the bill now goes to the ...

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29 Mar
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A closer look at the Senate Republican tax proposal

Last week Senate Republicans passed their budget proposal on a straight party line vote. The Republican plan eliminates local school levies and imposes a $5.6 billion, statewide property tax. Currently, our existing local property tax funds can be spent only in the school districts ...

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21 Mar
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Nelson: Senate Republican budget “cold-blooded”

OLYMPIA – Senate Democratic leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below Tuesday following the announcement of the Senate Republican budget: “What we saw today was straight out of the Trump playbook. “Republicans unveiled a budget that protects the wealthiest at ...

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08 Mar
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Nelson: “Now that we have passed the levy cliff bill, it is time to continue our work to fully and fairly fund education”

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below following the long-awaited passage of the levy cliff bill: “I’d like to thank all of the students, teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, PTA members and everyone who worked tirelessly to finally convince ...

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06 Mar
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Nelson: “There are 24 Democrats ready to pass the levy cliff. We need one Republican to join us”

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below on the Senate Republican’s decision to adjourn rather than bring the levy cliff bill to the floor Monday: “There are 24 Senate Democrats ready to vote ‘yes’ to pass this bill. ...

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28 Feb
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Senate Democrats to hold town hall meetings in March

Legislators will be holding town hall meetings with constituents across the state in March. Town hall meetings are chance for community members to meet with their state leaders, ask questions, and get an update on the 2017 legislative session. SATURDAY, ...

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23 Feb
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Joint statement from the members of the LGBT caucus on Washington state’s commitment to a discrimination-free environment for all students

The members of the Washington State Legislature’s LGBT caucus jointly released the following statement on Washington’s commitment to ensuring all students have the right to a discrimination-free environment: “Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, was both clear and firm in ...

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