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06 Mar
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Senate passes Carlyle’s Washington Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today overwhelmingly approved the Washington Privacy Act, one of the nation’s strongest privacy protection measures based on global standards to strengthen consumer access and control over personal data held by companies and the government. A ...

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04 Mar
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Presidential primary bill passes full Legislature

OLYMPIA — A measure to make Washington’s presidential primary process more accessible and relevant—and to end reliance on precinct caucuses—passed out of the state House today on a 54-42 vote. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), would ...

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01 Mar
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Bill committing Washington to 100 percent clean energy passes Senate

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today approved a sweeping, historic bill to commit the state to 100 percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources. Senators voted 28-19 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle). ...

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28 Feb
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Democratic lawmakers to host district town halls

OLYMPIA – Democrats in the Legislature will host town halls in their legislative districts in March to hear from their constituents. Senators and representatives from multiple legislative districts will provide a brief overview of their work so far this session ...

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18 Feb
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Week 6: Legislature faces first cutoff

OLYMPIA — It’s day 36 of the 105-day session and the snow is finally melting away at the Capitol. It will be a busy week as lawmakers will be holding hearings on hundreds of bills ahead of the session’s first ...

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13 Feb
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Washington state’s expansion of voting rights to be discussed in Congress

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Secretary of State Kim Wyman is set to testify Thursday morning on HR 1, a measure sponsored by Congressional Democrats to strengthen and expand voting rights across the country. HR 1, called the “For the People Act,” ...

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08 Feb
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B.C. Premier to address Washington State Legislature

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate will welcome John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, to the Washington State Capitol on Friday. Horgan will deliver an address in the form of a joint session of the State House and Senate. “B.C. ...

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07 Feb
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Changes to deadly force law signed

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Jan. 4 to apply consensus revisions to Initiative 940 — a voter-passed measure that changed Washington’s laws regarding police use of deadly force. The Spokesman Review wrote the following: With a crowd of ...

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04 Feb
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Week 4: Early learning, orca habitat and expanding voting access

Senate takes on critical issues as session moves into fourth week OLYMPIA — The fourth week of the 105-day legislative session will begin with Gov. Jay Inslee signing House Bill 1064, the bipartisan compromise fix for Initiative 940. Senate committees ...

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30 Jan
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Presidential primary bill passes out of Senate

OLYMPIA — A measure to make Washington’s presidential primary process more accessible and relevant passed out of the state Senate today on a 29-18 vote. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), would move Washington’s presidential primary to ...

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