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03 May
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Billig: Frank Chopp is a public servant to his core

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below following Frank Chopp’s resignation as Speaker of the House on Friday: “Frank Chopp is a public servant to his core. Thousands of kids have health care because of Frank Chopp. Washington’s ...

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29 Apr
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Legislature passes ‘Putting People First’ state operating budget

OLYMPIA – The Legislature passed a 2019-21 operating budget plan and revenue plan on Sunday, making critical investments in behavioral health, affordable housing, education, and the environment. “This is a responsible and optimistic budget that includes broad investments to meet critical needs ...

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28 Apr
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Senate’s capital budget proposes life-changing investments in infrastructure

The Washington State Senate today approved a two-year capital budget that would invest in priority infrastructure across the state in the areas of behavioral health, affordable housing, education and the environment. The budget passed with a unanimous vote. “The bipartisan ...

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25 Apr
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Rolfes, Ormsby announce tentative deal on 2019-21 operating budget

OLYMPIA — Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, and Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following joint statement announcing a tentative agreement on the 2019-21 Operating Budget: ...

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04 Apr
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Senate budget funds study of state production of generic drugs

The operating budget passed today by the Senate includes $20,000 to fund a study of the feasibility of the state producing certain generic drugs. “One of the biggest concerns in many households today is the high cost of prescription drugs,” ...

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04 Apr
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Transportation budget clears Senate

OLYMPIA – The 2019-21 Transportation budget cleared the Senate on Thursday with unanimous support. ESHB 1160 will now head to conference where Senate and House transportation leaders will negotiate through the differences between the two chambers. “This budget addresses the ...

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29 Mar
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Senate Democrats’ introduce “Fix Our Tax Code” plan

Washington’s tax structure is broken. Lower and middle-income families pay nearly 18 percent of their total income in taxes, while the very wealthiest Washingtonians pay just 3 percent. The Evergreen State’s tax structure consistently ranks dead last in terms of ...

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29 Mar
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Senate budget prioritizes education, behavioral health

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats today introduced a $52.2 billion state operating budget proposal to fund vital state services, including targeted support for the state’s behavioral health system, K-12 special education, higher education, and the environment. More than 50 percent of ...

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27 Mar
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Senate capital budget proposal makes life-changing investments in Washington

Senate Democrats introduced a capital budget proposal today that would invest in infrastructure to support behavioral health, affordable housing, education, and other priorities across the state. “This budget is good for Washington from east to west, and I am pleased ...

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26 Mar
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Senate Transportation budget highlighted by investments in ferries, I-5 Bridge and I-405

Sen. Steve Hobbs on Tuesday introduced the 2019-21 Transportation Budget, totaling nearly $9.8 billion in appropriations. Hobbs, the chair of the Transportation Committee, highlighted several new investments made as well as the continued delivery of projects first adopted as part ...

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