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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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30 Jan
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Frockt applauds passage of I-940 update

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate today unanimously passed legislation that would update Initiative 940, a voter initiative that updated Washington’s deadly force statute. House Bill 1064 applies a set of consensus revisions to the initiative, which was enacted by ...

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29 Jan
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State Senate expands remote testimony program

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate has approved a bipartisan proposal from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) to make permanent and expand a program that further opens public access to state government by ...

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28 Jan
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Week 3: Homelessness, school safety, affordable medicine, climate change

OLYMPIA — The third week of the 2019 session begins with hearings Monday focused on addressing the youth homelessness crisis. Senate Democrats will also focus on school safety, prescription drug prices, oil train safety, voting rights and climate change. The Senate ...

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25 Jan
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The Everblue State: Sen. Patty Kuderer talk plastics, Tobacco 21 and more

For this episode of the Everblue State, we spoke with Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue). She represents the 48th District, serves as the assistant floor leader, and chairs the newly formed Senate Housing Stability & Affordability Committee. This year, she’s passionate ...

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21 Jan
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Senate looks at safety, privacy, voting

Sexual harassment, plastic pollution among other topics of public hearings OLYMPIA – As the 2019 session enters week two, the Senate will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at noon with a resolution and floor speeches. Public ...

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18 Jan
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Carlyle introduces comprehensive data privacy protection bill

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, has introduced one of the nation’s most robust and comprehensive privacy protection measures to strengthen consumer access and control over personal data held by companies ...

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16 Jan
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Native American Voting Rights Act to be heard in Senate

OLYMPIA –The Senate State Government Committee will hear the Native American Voting Rights Act next week. The legislation would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out with a nontraditional address. When: 8 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. ...

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14 Jan
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Legislature opens 2019 session

OLYMPIA – The 2019 Legislature will officially be gaveled into session today at the Capitol. New and recently re-elected representatives and senators will be sworn in starting at noon. TVW.org will stream the ceremonies and speeches live. Follow the Senate ...

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