Category Archives: News Release

03 May
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Majority Leader Billig: “Our state will remain a beacon for choice”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig on Tuesday released the statement below in response to the apparent impending overturning by the US Supreme Court of the landmark Roe v Wade decision which for nearly 50 years has guaranteed constitutionally protected abortion ...

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26 Apr
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Democrats react to Washington’s elite credit rating

Citing “strong fiscal governance” and “strong fiscal management practices,” the nation’s top credit rating agencies agree that the work of Washington’s budget writers should result in the state maintaining its strong credit ratings. Moody’s (Aaa), S&P (AA+) and Fitch (AA+) ...

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01 Apr
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Randall: Veto ‘a short-sighted attempt to apply Seattle-centric, one-size-fits-all policy’ to WA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2022 Sen. Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s partial veto of SB 5901: “The governor’s decision to partially veto SB 5901 — to strike a line that ...

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31 Mar
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Almost 95 percent of bills passed in 2022 received bipartisan support

A new analysis from nonpartisan legislative staff shows that 94.48 percent of bills that passed the legislature in 2022 were bipartisan. Of the 308 total bills that passed both chambers in 2022, 291 had the ‘yes’ vote of at least one ...

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30 Mar
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New law boosts college affordability for veterans, military families

Olympia– Legislation to expand college affordability for military veterans, active military members, and their families by applying Washington state residency more broadly was signed into law by the governor today. “Our servicemembers have been facing a massive and costly barrier ...

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25 Mar
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Governor signs historic 16-Year, $16.9 billion Move Ahead WA transportation package

OLYMPIA –Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Move Ahead WA transportation package, investing in a sustainable and inclusive transportation system for Washington residents. Years of community engagement led to approval of the 16-year, nearly $17 billion package to meet the ...

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23 Mar
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Bill to restrict sale of high-capacity magazines signed into law

OLYMPIA – Legislation to limit the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee today. Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), prohibits the manufacture, sale, import or transfer of large-capacity magazines that ...

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17 Mar
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Governor signs bill addressing diaper need

Olympia– Today the governor signed into law Senate Bill 5838, sponsored by state Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), to address a diaper need for Washington families who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) after the bill passed nearly unanimously ...

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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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10 Mar
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Legislature approves historic Move Ahead Washington transportation package

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature gave final approval to a nearly $17 billion transportation package today.   Move Ahead Washington, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D – Everett) and Rep. Jake Fey (D – Tacoma), the respective chairs of the ...

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