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Cleveland:  I-5 bridge replacement funding a ‘landmark’ for SW WA

Cleveland:  I-5 bridge replacement funding a ‘landmark’ for SW WA

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) released the following statement on the Move Ahead Washington transportation revenue package agreed upon today by the House and Senate. SB 5975 is scheduled to come to the floors of those respective chambers for final passage on Thursday. “The I-5 bridge replacement funded by this package is the reason I came to Olympia 10 years ago. ...

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Cleveland legislation further protects patients from surprise health care bills

Cleveland legislation further protects patients from surprise health care bills

Patients will be assured of greater protection against surprise health care bills from out-of-network health care providers, under legislation passed late last week by the Senate. House Bill 1688, which passed unanimously, is companion legislation to Senate Bill 5618, which is sponsored by Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver). Both bills reconcile differences in state and a recently passed federal law ...

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Cleveland bill to protect victims of child abuse goes to governor

Cleveland bill to protect victims of child abuse goes to governor

Medical evaluations will be easier to access and less traumatic for children suspected of being victims of child abuse, under legislation passed unanimously late Thursday by the House. Having already passed the Senate on a similarly unanimous vote, Senate Bill 5814 now goes to Gov. Inslee to be signed into law. “In order to remove barriers between children and the protection ...

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Senate unanimously passes Cleveland bill to protect victims of child abuse

Senate unanimously passes Cleveland bill to protect victims of child abuse

The state would make medical evaluations easier and less traumatic for children suspected of being victims of child abuse, under legislation passed unanimously today by the Senate. “This bill establishes a permanent funding stream to pay for evaluations of children who may be victims of abuse,” said Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver). “In the past, the funding has come and gone, placing ...

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Cleveland: Replacing I-5 bridge is a critical priority for our state

Cleveland: Replacing I-5 bridge is a critical priority for our state

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) released the following statement on the Move Ahead Washington transportation revenue package proposed Tuesday. “This transportation package invests boldly in the solution I have long worked toward with my colleagues, and that we here at home have all been waiting for to address our region’s critical and longstanding transportation needs. I am pleased the critical need for ...

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Cleveland bill would remove barriers for those experiencing homelessness

Cleveland bill would remove barriers for those experiencing homelessness

Providing identification cards for people without standard IDs such as drivers licenses could eliminate barriers many people face in addressing a host of personal needs, Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) said today. “ID cards are so common that most of us use them constantly for all kinds of purposes without even giving it a thought,” Cleveland said. “But think how difficult our ...

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Cleveland proposes pandemic hazard pay for health care workers

Cleveland proposes pandemic hazard pay for health care workers

Health care workers would receive a hazard pay bonus in recognition of pandemic risks, under legislation passed today in the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee. “Many, many health care workers have been putting themselves in harm’s way for nearly two years now caring for COVID-19 patients,” Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) said. “These folks are working under dangerous and stressful ...

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Cleveland bill would restore funds for suspected victims of child abuse

Cleveland bill would restore funds for suspected victims of child abuse

The state would make medical evaluations easier and less traumatic for children suspected of being victims of child abuse, under legislation approved today by the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee. “If we fear a child has been physically abused, it’s important to investigate and make sure we stop or prevent future abuse,” said Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver). “We also ...

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Cleveland urges public to seek credible sources for virus information

Cleveland urges public to seek credible sources for virus information

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) urged the public to be skeptical of unsubstantiated rumors after the circulation of wild falsehoods prompted tens of thousands of emails, phone calls and death threats last week to state Board of Health officials and staff. The source of the misinformation ranged from YouTube videos to social media posts to simple hearsay, all of which warned that ...

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Cleveland bill would ensure assistance to Vancouver small businesses

Cleveland bill would ensure assistance to Vancouver small businesses

Downtown Vancouver businesses would continue to be eligible for critical funds to maintain a thriving downtown core, under legislation voted out of the Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee today. “Vancouver has worked diligently over many, many years to revitalize and strengthen our core with the help of the Main Street Program,” said Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver), the sponsor of ...

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