Category Archives: News Release

21 Jan
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Das proposes legislation to cut sales taxes in two ways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 21, 2022 Washington state’s sales-and-use tax rate would be cut by 1% across the board and diapers would become entirely exempt from sales-and-use tax, if two bills proposed by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) are signed into ...

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20 Jan
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Nobles to Sponsor’s Diaper Need Act

Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles has sponsored legislation to address a diaper need for Washington families who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Senate Bill 5838, the Diaper Need Act, directs the Department of Social and Health Services ...

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18 Jan
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Legislators introduce constitutional Green Amendment resolutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2022 Four Democratic legislators from the Washington state House and Senate have proposed twin joint resolutions – HJR 4209 and SJR 8210 – that would amend the Washington State Constitution by adding a Green Amendment ...

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18 Jan
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Trudeau proposes data-driven bill to reduce violent deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2022 Washington would take a major step to address a lack of data that has hampered law enforcement efforts to reduce violent deaths across the state, if legislation heard today is passed. Sen. Yasmin Trudeau ...

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18 Jan
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Das bill to establish nation-leading Extended Producer Responsibility system gets hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 18, 2022 A bill sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) would create an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in which producers fund and operate an efficient, sustainable system for recycling packaging and paper products. SB ...

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18 Jan
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Randall bill would improve oversight of emergency powers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2022 Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton) today introduced a bill to strengthen Washington state’s checks and balances on gubernatorial powers during a state of emergency. Senate Bill 5909 would add legislative oversight to declarations of states ...

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14 Jan
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An American first: Muslim, Hindu, Sikh legislators serve together in WA Senate

OLYMPIA – It has been a week of firsts in the Washington State Legislature. The swearing in of Sen. Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma) on Monday, joining Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) and Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), marked the first time in American ...

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13 Jan
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Trudeau: ‘It’s time we rely on more than just luck to end poverty’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 13, 2022 Senate Bill 5752, known as the Washington Future Fund, today had its first public hearing in the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee. The bill would establish the nation’s first debt-free trust fund ...

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12 Jan
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Das on Toxics-Free Cosmetics Act: ‘This affects, and protects, all of us’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 12, 2022 The Toxics-Free Cosmetics Act, heard today by the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, would protect consumers of cosmetic products from dozens of harmful chemicals by banning the use and distribution of those chemicals ...

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12 Jan
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Bill would protect domestic violence survivors from coercive abuse

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence in Washington state could be protected against severe emotional abuse through the civil protection order system through the passage of legislation sponsored by Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland). SB 5845 ...

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