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10 Mar
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Sen. Billig on the 2022 legislative session: ‘We are turning the page’

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig on Thursday released the statement below following the adjournment of the 2022 legislative session: “There is a feeling that finally, as a state and as Washingtonians, we are turning the page. “But as ...

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23 Feb
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Democrats propose small businesses tax relief, free fairs and parks 

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats today introduced several measures aimed at reinvigorating the state’s small business economy while also providing free incentives for families to get outside and enjoy Washington. The proposal includes a tax cut for more than 125,000 small ...

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21 Feb
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Rolfes: Senate budget proposal reinvests in communities, environment

OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the Washington State Senate today unveiled a $63.4 billion supplemental operating budget plan that increases investments to support working families and public schools, reduce poverty and homelessness, and address the climate crisis. The budget adds ...

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10 Nov
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Billig: Hobbs brings ‘passion and integrity’ to secretary’s office

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on the appointment of Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) to serve as Washington State Secretary of State. “I want to congratulate Sen. Hobbs on his appointment today and thank him for his ...

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24 Sep
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Rolfes: September revenue forecast is ‘good news we had hoped for’

OLYMPIA – State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s positive economic news from the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “Today’s revenue forecast is the good news we ...

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17 May
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Billig: Governor’s veto of Low Carbon Fuels bill provision an “overstep of executive power”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig on Monday released the statement below following Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto of a provision of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (HB 1091). “This veto is an overstep of executive power. The governor has attempted to ...

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25 Apr
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Legislature passes landmark recovery budget to help families, small businesses

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature passed a historic budget today that focuses on an equitable recovery from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. The 2021-23 operating budget uses a combination of ongoing state revenue and federal funds from ...

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01 Apr
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Senate passes landmark $59.2 billion budget for state’s recovery

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate passed a $59.2 billion, two-year budget today to boost funding for state services and provide essential support for the state’s pandemic recovery efforts. The 2021-23 operating budget includes an additional $7 billion in one-time ...

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24 Mar
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Senate budget makes historic investments for recovery, resilience

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats today introduced a sweeping, $59.2 billion two-year budget proposal to increase funding for vital state services, including targeted support for the state’s pandemic recovery efforts and historic investments to support Washington’s working families. The 2021-23 operating ...

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17 Mar
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Rolfes: March revenue forecast is ‘fantastic news for our state’

OLYMPIA – State Senator 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 revenue forecast is fantastic news for our state. The challenge now is ...

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