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17 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 6: More floor action, the revenue forecast and an important cutoff

The 2020 legislative session will reach a major milestone Wednesday when at 5 p.m. all policy bills introduced in the House and Senate must be voted on and passed out of their respective chambers otherwise they can no longer be ...

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10 Feb
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Upcoming Town Halls

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus and their seatmates in the House Democratic Caucus have upcoming town halls scheduled to discuss the 2020 Legislative Session, priority legislation and issues important to their districts. Find your lawmaker and their upcoming events ...

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10 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 5: A key cutoff and a busy stretch of floor action

Believe it or not, as of Tuesday, the 2020 legislative session is half over. This week will see an important cutoff Tuesday, followed by a long stretch of work on the Senate floor. FISCAL COMMITTEE CUTOFF Tuesday, Feb. 11 Senate ...

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05 Feb
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Seattle Times: Washington state lawmakers back down from flavored vape ban

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers have backed down from their proposal to ban flavored vape products and address the epidemic of youth vaping and nicotine addiction.

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03 Feb
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Week 4 in the Senate – Transportation, equity in schools and an important cutoff date

The 2020 legislative session rolls on with a big week scheduled in the Transportation Committee. We’re also quickly approaching the session’s first deadline. Bills have until Friday (Feb. 7) to be voted out of committees — with the exception of ...

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27 Jan
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The News Tribune: Too high? State cannabis market could gain new THC limit on high-potency concentrates

How high is too high when it comes to cannabis usage in Washington state? The answer might come from a bill that’s been introduced in this year’s legislative session. HB 2546, sponsored by Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, along with 21 ...

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27 Jan
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Week 3 – Private prisons, sports betting and Block the Box

We’re a quarter of the way through the 2020 Legislative Session and less than two weeks away from the session’s first cutoff. There’s a packed week of committee hearings ahead. Highlights are below. DOMESTIC WORKER BILL OF RIGHTS Labor & ...

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26 Jan
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Everett Herald: Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are talking again about reducing the motor vehicle excise tax that helps fund Sound Transit expansion. But leaders of the regional transit authority are cautioning, again, against leaving them without an adequate stream of dollars to build ...

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25 Jan
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KIRO 7: State lawmakers respond to deadly Seattle mass shooting

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Seattle mass shooting that killed one person and wounded 7 others has state lawmakers thinking about the victims and the solution. “Following this violence, I think the most important thing to do is focus on the families ...

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22 Jan
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Senate passes Wilson’s comprehensive sexual health education bill

The teaching of science-based, age-appropriate sexual health education would be expanded to more school districts and grade levels, under legislation passed today by the Senate. “Some people hear the words ‘sex education’ and mistake the focus of the curriculum, which ...

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