Author Archives: Andy McVicar

13 Aug
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Cleveland agrees more to do in education, ready to work

OLYMPIA – Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, today issued the following statement in response to sanctions issued by the Washington State Supreme Court: “We made significant investments in education during the 2015 Legislative Session, however, I agree with the State Supreme ...

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09 Jul
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Cleveland: “We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point”

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement after voting on several pieces of legislation on the Senate floor: “Today we took three critical votes on bills that will help us finish our business for the 2015 Legislative Session. The ...

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08 Jun
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June E-News Update

Dear friends and neighbors, The first special session of the Legislature ended on May 28 and a second special session was immediately called by Gov. Jay Inslee and began the following day. Now over a week into the second special ...

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28 May
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Cleveland: “Replacing antiquated bridge must be a priority for community, region, and our state”

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate on Thursday passed a two-year transportation budget, House Bill 1299. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement: “The Transportation Budget is one of the budgets we must pass in order to complete our ...

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29 Apr
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Cleveland: “We cannot forget the need to reduce tuition for community college students”

During the first day of the Special Session, the Senate took up Senate Bill 5954, a bill aimed at reducing tuition at four-year universities across the state. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement after voting in favor of ...

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29 Apr
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Oil trains, Community Projects, Equal Pay for Women – Legislative Update, April 29

Dear friends and neighbors, The Legislature adjourned two days early as no budget solution was reached within the time frame of the regularly scheduled 105-day legislative session. The requirements we needed to fulfill in order to be finished with the ...

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24 Apr
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Allison Bignall serves as page in the state Senate

OLYMPIA – During the week of April 20, Allison Bignall of Vancouver served as a page in the Washington State Senate. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, sponsored Bignall’s weeklong experience in the Legislature. “It was a privilege to sponsor Allison this ...

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24 Apr
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Cleveland bill to help child abuse victims signed into law

OLYMPIA – Senate Bill 5897, a bill to help children who are suspected victims of child abuse was today signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill will allow reimbursements of children’s physical abuse medical evaluations through the Crime ...

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24 Apr
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Cleveland bill on county electronic auctions signed into law

Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5768 into law on Friday. The bill sponsored by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, allows counties to conduct a public auction sale by electronic auction via the internet to sell county or private property in ...

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15 Apr
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Cleveland: “We need to take action now, on a strong bill that addresses both rail and marine crude oil shipments”

The Washington State Senate passed House Bill 1449, which as amended, would roll-back protections concerning the safety of oil transportation in Washington. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement: “While this legislation is better than the Senate version of ...

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