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14 Dec
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Rolfes: Governor’s budget makes smart, targeted investments

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, incoming chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released the following statement after the release of the governor’s 2018 operating supplemental budget proposal. “I appreciate the work the governor has done to ...

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07 Dec
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Senate Democrats offer preview of 2018 legislative agenda

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats offered a preview of their 2018 legislative agenda Thursday with the introduction of several bills during the start of the pre-filing period. Topping the pre-file list is the Voting Rights Act. The bill aims to create ...

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30 Nov
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Senate officially turns blue as Dhingra is sworn in

SEATTLE – Manka Dhingra was sworn in Wednesday as the state senator for the 45th Legislative District. Dhingra’s swearing in gives Democrats a 25-24 majority in the Senate ahead of the 2018 Legislative Session. “I’m humbled and proud to represent ...

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15 Nov
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Senate Democrats: Pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling, but hard work remains on school funding

OLYMPIA – Democratic leads on K-12 Education on Wednesday reacted to the state Supreme Court’s latest order on the McCleary decision: “We are very pleased that the Legislature and the Supreme Court are in strong agreement that the state has ...

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15 Nov
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Senate Democrats choose Brad Hendrickson as Secretary of the Senate

OLYMPIA – Brad Hendrickson, a veteran of the Legislature with more than 30 years of service to the state, was nominated unanimously this week by Senate Democrats to serve as the next Secretary of the Senate. Hendrickson’s candidacy still must ...

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14 Nov
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Rolfes to chair Senate budget committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, was chosen to chair the crucial Senate budget committee, Ways & Means, on Monday. This appointment follows the 2017 election results, which shifted control of the state Senate from Republicans to Democrats. “It ...

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13 Nov
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Democrats appoint committee chairmanships following switch of Senate control

OLYMPIA – Democrats in the state Senate on Monday announced new committee structures, members and chairmanships following a switch in control of the Senate from Republican to a Democratic majority. “We have a great, knowledgeable team ready to get to ...

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13 Nov
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Senate Democratic leadership posts switch from minority to majority

OLYMPIA – Following the results of the 2017 election and a shift in the Washington State Senate from Republican to Democratic control, leadership within the Senate Democratic Caucus will continue mostly unchanged. Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, will be Senate ...

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05 Sep
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Nelson: Decision to end DACA is un-American

OLYMPIA – Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below following the Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program: “DACA kids are American kids. They are contributing members of society who ...

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16 Aug
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Nelson: “Washingtonians will continue to fight every day for a world of inclusion and against a world of division”

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus in the wake of the racist violence in Charlottesville, VA and the unacceptable and inadequate response from the president: “Washingtonians will continue to fight ...

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