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02 Jul
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The Everblue State: Sen. David Frockt on Economic Recovery

For this episode of the Everblue State, we spoke with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) who chairs the Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery. This newly formed committee is designed to help Washington State recover from the economic downturn caused by ...

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18 Jun
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Sen. Saldaña on DACA decision: “We are home.”

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) on Thursday issued the statement below on the US Supreme Court’s decision to reject the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA): “This news comes as a tremendous relief for ...

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17 Jun
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Statement from Sen. Christine Rolfes on state revenue forecast

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council meeting: “Today’s forecast gives us a better understanding of the enormous fiscal challenges facing our state ...

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17 Jun
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Sen. Billig statement on release of June Economic Revenue Forecast

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) released the statement below following today’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council meeting: “Since session concluded in March, we have not stopped our work to ensure all working people, businesses and those disproportionately ...

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16 Jun
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Bipartisan COVID-19 recovery committee holds its first meeting

Working people and small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery heard from a variety of experts about ways to help people and businesses recover. The bipartisan ...

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05 Jun
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An open letter to the people of Washington state

An open letter to the people of Washington state: The Senate Democratic Caucus – fully recognizing that our own state Senate lacks the voice of even a single Black legislator, a voice that needs to ground us today and always ...

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14 May
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WATCH: Sen. Frockt shares vision for economic recovery committee on TVW

Sen. David Frockt appeared on TVW’s The Impact this week to share his vision for the newly created  bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery. The committee will hold its first meeting in June and is tasked with making recommendations on COVID-19 ...

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13 May
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Senate Majority Leader welcomes June Robinson to the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig issued the statement below following the Snohomish County Council unanimously appointing June Robinson this afternoon to replace Sen. John McCoy as the Senator from the 38th Legislative District. McCoy retired last month: “June Robinson has ...

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09 May
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Sen. Billig and Speaker Jinkins issue statement on Senate Republican refusal to extend emergency domestic violence protections

*Please see additional documents at the bottom of this statement Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) issued the statement below following the refusal today of Senate Republican leadership to sign off on ...

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06 May
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Senate announces formation of bipartisan COVID-19 long-term recovery committee

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on Wednesday announced the formation of a bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery in the Washington State Senate to address the state’s long-term economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The committee will ...

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