Category Archives: News Release

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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09 Mar
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Capital construction budget invests in housing, behavioral health, school seismic safety

OLYMPIA — The Senate today unanimously passed a supplemental capital construction budget (SB 5651) that invests $1.5 billion in priority infrastructure across the state, including landmark funding for housing to address the state’s homelessness crisis. “This budget takes on the ...

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07 Mar
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Key Frockt health care bills headed to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA — Two bills passed recently by the Legislature would improve health care in Washington state by ensuring that people can use coupons to get lower prices for prescription drugs and by setting up a statewide program to provide outpatient ...

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05 Mar
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House passes Liias bill to restrict high-capacity magazines

OLYMPIA – Legislation to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines was approved by the Washington House of Representatives on a 55-42 vote Friday. Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), prohibits the manufacture, sale, import or transfer of large-capacity magazines that hold more than ...

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02 Mar
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Keiser: Rx affordability board would restrain skyrocketing prices

OLYMPIA — Washington would take an important step to bring down skyrocketing prescription drug prices, under a bill passed today by the House. “It’s no secret that prescription drug prices are out of control,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), ...

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25 Feb
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Senate approves Move Ahead Washington supplemental budget and transportation spending package

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate today approved the spending portion of Move Ahead Washington, a 16-year transportation investment package. Senate Bill 5689, the Supplemental Transportation Budget, invests primarily in ferries, backfilling of Connecting WA projects, and preservation and maintenance while ...

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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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17 Feb
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Senate prioritizes environment with Move Ahead Washington

OLYMPIA– On Tuesday, the Senate passed Move Ahead Washington, SB 5974, an investment in our community and our environmental health. “We know that transportation is one of biggest carbon-emitting sectors in our state,” said Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center). “This ...

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