Category Archives: News Release

17 May
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Legislation to promote recycling and reduce plastic waste becomes law, leads nation

OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5022 into law at the Seattle Aquarium, one of only a few bills being signed at in-person events this year. Sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), it is the first law in ...

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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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Screen shot of TVW broadcast of Gov. Inslee's bill signing event for SB 5141, the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act. The governor is shown seated at a table holding a paper and pen. Behind him many people are lined up to watch. In front of him, several photographers kneel taking photos.
17 May
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Governor approves Saldaña’s HEAL Act to ensure environmental justice

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will reduce environmental health disparities and improve the health of all people in Washington state using principles of environmental justice. Senate Bill 5141, the Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL ...

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Three men are seated side by side at a picnic table, with another person's arms showing on the other side of the table. Two people have notebooks and pencils.
17 May
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New laws expand services for safe and successful reentry

  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed two bills Wednesday that will allow more incarcerated individuals to access essential transition services proven to be effective at reducing recidivism. Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) sponsored this legislation to help adults leaving prison ...

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13 May
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Governor signs bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, under legislation signed into law by the governor. “This year, we made our justice system more responsive to ...

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A little girl and young woman play a hand game (like pattycake). The girl smiles brightly, and the woman is seen from the side.
13 May
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Governor signs Wilson bill to help kinship caregivers and childcare providers

  OLYMPIA – Legislation signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee will help kids in foster care stay with family members and in their communities where possible. Senate Bill 5151, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), also waives licensing ...

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13 May
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Governor signs Hasegawa bill to implement JLARC racial equity analysis

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law today that requires the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) to incorporate a racial equity analysis into its audits, reviews and evaluations. JLARC consists of 16 members evenly split ...

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11 May
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Governor signs Lovelett bill to expand farmworker housing

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill to increase community-based housing opportunities for local farmworkers in Washington. Sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), Senate Bill 5396, passed with bi-partisan support, addresses a shortage of seasonal and annual ...

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10 May
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New law ensures access to vital services for families

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10 May
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Governor approves Wilson bill to improve reentry services

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will improve public safety by ensuring access to services for formerly incarcerated or confined individuals reentering the community. Senate Bill 5304, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), will provide a ...

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