Category Archives: News Release

08 Mar
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Senate passes Das bill to allow civil suits for racially-motivated 911 calls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2021 Senate passes Das bill to allow civil suits for racially-motivated 911 calls The Senate today passed legislation that would provide legal recourse to those who are victims of biased or discriminatory police notifications. “This ...

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07 Mar
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Senate Democrats pass capital gains excise tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2021 Senate Democrats pass capital gains excise tax Legislation to establish a state capital gains tax on the sale of stocks and bonds passed out of the Senate on a 25-24 vote yesterday afternoon. Sen. ...

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06 Mar
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Senate passes landmark Wilson bill to expand access to childcare

  OLYMPIA – Sweeping legislation passed today by the Senate would address one of the leading challenges for Washington households by dramatically increasing the accessibility and affordability of childcare while stabilizing and expanding an industry in crisis. “Childcare tops the ...

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06 Mar
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Kuderer’s public financial cooperative bill passes Senate

A bill that would create a public financial cooperative in Washington state was approved by the Senate on Friday. The new public cooperative created by SB 5188, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), would provide alternatives for local and tribal governments ...

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05 Mar
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Senate passes Wilson bill to improve reentry services

  OLYMPIA – Today the Senate passed legislation that would improve public safety by ensuring access to services for formerly incarcerated or confined individuals reentering the community. SB 5304, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson, would provide a “warm handoff” when ...

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04 Mar
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Kuderer bill to help renters and landlords during pandemic wins Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that would create new eviction protections for renters and expand programs to help landlords recover losses from unpaid rent as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis was approved by the Senate by a vote ...

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03 Mar
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Senate passes Nguyen bill to increase vital TANF investments

OLYMPIA – Families that rely on Washington’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program could see an additional boost in benefits along with clarified expectations under legislation passed today by the Senate. Senate Bill 5214, sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen ...

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03 Mar
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Lovelett bill to expand mental health care clears senate

A bill aimed at expanding community-based support systems for Washingtonians living with mental illnesses passed the Washington State Senate today. Engrossed Senate Bill 5328, sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), would make funding available to establish Clubhouse services statewide. Clubhouses ...

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02 Mar
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Salomon’s personal protective equipment bill passes the Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to better protect workers during a public health crisis was approved by the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 40-7 on Tuesday. SB 5254, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would bar employers from prohibiting employees from ...

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01 Mar
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Senate passes Saldaña’s HEAL Act to ensure environmental justice

  OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Senate would reduce environmental health disparities in Washington state and improve the health of all people in Washington using principles of environmental justice. Senate Bill 5141, also known as the HEAL Act, ...

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