Category Archives: News Release

22 Nov
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Steve Hobbs, appointed 16th Secretary of State, resigns from Senate

Sen. Steve Hobbs, longtime chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and the second longest-tenured member of the Senate Democratic Caucus, officially resigned from the Senate on Monday, Nov. 22 and will assume his duties as Washington’s 16th Secretary of State ...

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16 Nov
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Nobles joins roundtable on foster youth

Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Tacoma) joined U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in a virtual roundtable discussion with Amara, a Pacific Northwest based nonprofit that serves children in foster care, their families, and ...

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10 Nov
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Billig: Hobbs brings ‘passion and integrity’ to secretary’s office

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on the appointment of Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) to serve as Washington State Secretary of State. “I want to congratulate Sen. Hobbs on his appointment today and thank him for his ...

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02 Nov
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Senate Democratic Caucus welcomes Yasmin Trudeau to the Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 2, 2021 The Senate Democratic Caucus today welcomed Yasmin Trudeau as the next senator of the 27th Legislative District following the retirement of Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma). The Pierce County Council voted to appoint her on ...

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26 Oct
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Walkinshaw releases new VRA-Compliant Legislative map

Today, Senate Democratic Caucus appointee Commissioner Brady Piñero Walkinshaw released an updated proposal for Washington’s new legislative district map. This new map follows definitive analysis released last week that the final adopted map must include a majority-Hispanic district in the ...

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21 Oct
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New definitive analysis by UCLA Voting Rights Expert: final Washington state legislative plan must include VRA-compliant district in the Yakima Valley 

The Senate Democratic Caucus today released analysis from Dr. Matt A. Barreto, Political Science & Chicana/o Studies and Faculty Director of the UCLA Voting Rights Project, that demonstrates a requirement under the federal Voting Rights Act to draw a majority-Hispanic/Latino ...

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06 Oct
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Bipartisan group of WA senators to Biden: Don’t abandon Hanford workers

OLYMPIA — A large bipartisan, bicameral group of Washington state legislators has signed a strong letter of protest urging the Biden administration to withdraw its challenge to the Washington state law strengthening workers’ compensation access for workers at the Hanford ...

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01 Oct
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Das’s “Reusable Bag Act,” banning single-use plastic bags, goes into effect

OLYMPIA — A bill to reduce pollution by prohibiting retailers in Washington state from handing out single-use plastic bags goes into effect today after a year-long delay brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) sponsored Senate Bill ...

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24 Sep
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Rolfes: September revenue forecast is ‘good news we had hoped for’

OLYMPIA – State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s positive economic news from the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “Today’s revenue forecast is the good news we ...

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09 Aug
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Senate Majority Leader Billig and Speaker Jinkins comment on Gov. Inslee’s vaccine mandate for some state employees, health care workers

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