Category Archives: News Release

22 Jan
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Democrats unveil pandemic relief package

Democrats in the Washington State Legislature released a $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief package today that would expand testing and vaccine availability, extend support to schools, provide grants for small business, and help thousands meet basic needs with housing and food ...

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22 Jan
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Walkinshaw sworn in as Senate Democrats’ representative on Redistricting Commission

Former state representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw was sworn in Friday morning as the Senate Democratic Caucus representative on the Washington State Redistricting Commission. Walkinshaw, who was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu, joins Secretary Treasurer of the Washington ...

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18 Jan
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The Senate Members of Color Caucus Co-Chairs Honor MLK, Jr.’s Legacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2021 The Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) and Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) today issued a statement on behalf of the Members of Color Caucus in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy ...

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13 Jan
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Senate blueprint for economic recovery calls for small business support, childcare expansion, broadband deployment

SEATTLE — The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery today released recommendations for rebuilding a post-pandemic economy that works for all Washingtonians. “Washington’s economy has been stretched in unparalleled ways as the public health crisis began, leveled off, and ...

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06 Jan
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Billig: I condemn any violence, intimidation and destruction

Washington State Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) released the following statement on Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C. and Olympia: “We all have the right to protest, but we all also have a responsibility to not cross the line into ...

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14 Dec
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Senate Members of Color Caucus express support for governor’s equity package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2020 Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs support governor’s equity package The Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus (MOCC) co-chairs today issued the following statements concerning Gov. Jay Inslee’s Equity Proposal. “Our communities have ...

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03 Dec
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Sen. Andy Billig’s statement on Sen. John Braun’s election as Republican Minority leader

“Congratulations to Sen. John Braun. This is a well-earned honor for someone who has been at the center of many of the key decisions that have impacted our state in recent years. “I have frequently found myself in deep policy ...

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30 Nov
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Senate Democrats set committees, leadership for 2021

OLYMPIA – The Senate Democratic Caucus on Monday voted to confirm committee membership and leadership positions ahead of the 2021 Legislative session. “I am proud of the work Senate Democrats have done in putting people first in recent years,” said ...

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20 Nov
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Statement from Sen. Christine Rolfes on COVID-19 economic aid for businesses and individuals

OLYMPIA – State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s announcement from Gov. Jay Inslee on economic relief for individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19. “This economic aid package ...

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18 Nov
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Statement from Sen. Christine Rolfes on November revenue forecast

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: “This updated forecast will put the Legislature in a better position to meet ...

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