Category Archives: News Release

17 Feb
0

Kuderer’s pregnancy protection bill wins Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that would protect pregnant patients’ access to health care during urgent medical situations was approved by the Senate by a vote of 29-20 on Wednesday. Senate Bill 5140, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), would bar ...

Read More
10 Feb
0

Legislature approves 2.2B COVID-19 relief bill

The Washington State Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to a bipartisan $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief measure to expand testing and vaccine distribution, provide support to schools, make grants available for small business, and help thousands meet basic needs with ...

Read More
27 Jan
0

Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

All businesses in Washington would see significant relief from unemployment taxes, including reductions in bills due in April, if SB 5061 is passed by the Legislature by mid-February. The bill, which passed on the Senate floor today with an overwhelming ...

Read More
26 Jan
0

Senate committee considers Kuderer bill to ban open carry weapons at public demonstrations and legislative buildings

OLYMPIA – The Senate Law & Justice Committee held a public hearing on SB 5038 today, which would prohibit the open carry of firearms or other weapons at public demonstrations and the state capitol  grounds. [TVW Link] SB 5038, sponsored ...

Read More
22 Jan
0

Democrats unveil pandemic relief package

Democrats in the Washington State Legislature released a $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief package today that would expand testing and vaccine availability, extend support to schools, provide grants for small business, and help thousands meet basic needs with housing and food ...

Read More
22 Jan
0

Walkinshaw sworn in as Senate Democrats’ representative on Redistricting Commission

Former state representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw was sworn in Friday morning as the Senate Democratic Caucus representative on the Washington State Redistricting Commission. Walkinshaw, who was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu, joins Secretary Treasurer of the Washington ...

Read More
18 Jan
0

The Senate Members of Color Caucus Co-Chairs Honor MLK, Jr.’s Legacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2021 The Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) and Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) today issued a statement on behalf of the Members of Color Caucus in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy ...

Read More
13 Jan
0

Senate blueprint for economic recovery calls for small business support, childcare expansion, broadband deployment

SEATTLE — The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery today released recommendations for rebuilding a post-pandemic economy that works for all Washingtonians. “Washington’s economy has been stretched in unparalleled ways as the public health crisis began, leveled off, and ...

Read More
06 Jan
0

Billig: I condemn any violence, intimidation and destruction

Washington State Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) released the following statement on Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C. and Olympia: “We all have the right to protest, but we all also have a responsibility to not cross the line into ...

Read More
14 Dec
0

Senate Members of Color Caucus express support for governor’s equity package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2020 Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs support governor’s equity package The Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus (MOCC) co-chairs today issued the following statements concerning Gov. Jay Inslee’s Equity Proposal. “Our communities have ...

Read More