Author Archives: sdcadmin

13 Jan
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Let’s get back to work in 2020!

When Democrats took over the Senate in 2018, we got to work putting people first. And we did it all on time. Now the 2020 Legislative Session is here, and we’re ready to get back to work on progressive policies ...

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20 Dec
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Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on the independent investigation of Rep. Matt Shea

“The investigators’ report of Rep. Matt Shea’s involvement in domestic terrorism makes it clear Rep. Shea has no place in the Washington State Legislature. The report’s conclusion is unequivocal and chilling: Rep. Shea is a ‘present and growing threat of ...

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19 Dec
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Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on today’s Supreme Court ruling on public records

“We are still reviewing the court’s decision, but as I’ve said throughout this process, I believe the Legislature should continue to take steps toward greater transparency. Long before this decision came down, we started establishing an institutional infrastructure to help ...

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12 Nov
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We’re Hiring!

The Senate Democratic Caucus is hiring a communications specialist. This is a full-time position with benefits, including health, retirement and leave. A communications specialist is an experienced communications professional who coordinates media, public and stakeholder activities for Democratic state senators. ...

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31 Jul
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Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig’s statement on election of Rep. Laurie Jinkins as Speaker-designate

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) released this statement following the election of Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) as the Speaker-designate of the Washington State House of Representatives: “I would like to extend congratulations to Laurie Jinkins on being elected the ...

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01 Jul
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Stanford appointed 1st Legislative District senator

OLYMPIA – Derek Stanford was unanimously appointed state senator for the 1st Legislative District this morning at a joint meeting of the King and Snohomish County councils in Bothell. “I’m excited to get to work in the Senate, and I’m ...

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06 Jun
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The Everblue State: David Frockt on health care reform, preventing school shootings & more

Sen. David Frockt had some HUGE progressive wins during the 2019 Legislative Session. He sponsored a bill creating the first public option for health care in the United States. Another bill reformed the way we tax oil companies. He’s also ...

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Uli Fuamaila, 73, and his twin 8-year-old grandkids Neamiah, right, and Naomi in their Federal Way home on June 3, 2019. Fuamaila raises the twins, along with his 2-year-old grandson. (Photo by Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut)
04 Jun
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Crosscut: It’s going to get harder to evict people in WA. Will that reduce homelessness?

Uli Fuamaila and his wife, Loto, moved from Lake Stevens to Federal Way a few years ago. She needed to be closer to her doctors, and he wanted to be closer to his job driving a paratransit bus for Metro’s ...

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24 May
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Governor signs bill creating commission on LGBTQ inequities

The state’s newly created state LGBTQ Commission will meet Saturday with stakeholders to discuss the commission’s initial steps, Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) said today. Wilson’s Senate Bill 5356 was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Jay Inslee, establishing ...

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24 May
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Sen. Billig: “I thank Sen. Palumbo for his hard work in the Senate and for Washington”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the following statement Friday following the resignation of Sen. Guy Palumbo: “Sen. Palumbo has informed me he intends to resign his seat in the state senate, effective today. “Sen. Palumbo has done an excellent ...

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