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National Equal Pay Day recognized in Senate

National Equal Pay Day recognized in Senate

In honor of National Equal Pay Day, April 14, Sen. Annette Cleveland spoke to the need for equal pay for equal work in the State of Washington. (TRT: 1:22) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD [audio mp3="https://dev2.sdc.wastateleg.org/cleveland/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2015/04/4-14-15-Equal-Pay-Day_Cleveland.mp3"][/audio] SCRIPT: Lt. Gov. Brad Owen: “Sen. Cleveland.” Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver: “Thank you, Mr. President. Point of personal privilege” Lt. Gov. Brad Owen: “Please state your point of ...

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Proposed State Capital Budget includes key 49th LD projects

Proposed State Capital Budget includes key 49th LD projects

The Washington State Senate released a 2015-17 Capital Budget proposal that includes funding for key projects in the 49th Legislative District. “I would like to thank our Democratic negotiators for their work on the Capital Budget proposal,” said Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. “There are projects in this budget that will benefit every district in our state and I am particularly pleased ...

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Cleveland: “Budget fails to address critical Democratic priorities”

Cleveland: “Budget fails to address critical Democratic priorities”

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, today issued the following statement after voting against the Senate Republican 2015-17 operating budget: “The budget that advanced out of the Senate today passed on a party-line vote – 26 to 23. While I appreciate the budget as a beginning, I was not able to support the proposal and voted ‘no.’ “We should not rely on a ...

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Amendment to require equal pay for women fails by one vote in Senate

Amendment to require equal pay for women fails by one vote in Senate

In the early hours of Friday morning during debate on the 2015-17 Washington state operating budget, a majority of Senate Republicans rejected an amendment that would call for state agency contracts to require contractors to provide equal pay to their workers. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, sponsored the amendment and issued the following statement: “Our state passed the Equal Pay Act ...

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Cleveland: “Senate Republican budget balances at the expense of the middle class”

Cleveland: “Senate Republican budget balances at the expense of the middle class”

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement after the release of the Senate Republican 2015-17 biennial budget: “With today’s roll out we now have the clear picture of our state’s budget options. Gov. Inslee led the way with his budget proposal, the House of Representatives unveiled its plan last week, and today the Senate Republicans released their plan. “I believe ...

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Sara Ronen serves as page in the state Senate

Sara Ronen serves as page in the state Senate

During the week of March 9, Sara Ronen served as a page in the Washington State Senate. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, sponsored Ronen’s week-long experience in the Legislature. “It was a pleasure to sponsor Sara,” said Cleveland. “She is a positive and intelligent student, and I hope she enjoyed her week in Olympia.” During the week pages assist senators and staff, ...

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49th LD lawmakers to host telephone town hall

49th LD lawmakers to host telephone town hall

Sen. Annette Cleveland, Rep. Jim Moeller, and Rep. Sharon Wylie will join constituents over the phone at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, for a telephone town hall. Constituents will hear a brief overview of what’s happening in Olympia and will have the opportunity to ask their lawmakers questions and get answers in real-time. WHO: Sen. Annette Cleveland, ...

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Cleveland opposes transportation package as Senate advances proposal

Cleveland opposes transportation package as Senate advances proposal

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, today issued the following statement after voting against the Senate transportation package: “It is difficult for me to ask the people of my district to pay a higher gas tax and additional fees without including a plan for the next steps in replacing the lifeline in and out of my community – the Interstate 5 Bridge ...

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Habib, Jayapal, Cleveland vote no on transportation proposal in committee

Habib, Jayapal, Cleveland vote no on transportation proposal in committee

OLYMPIA - Senators Cyrus Habib, Annette Cleveland and Pramila Jayapal, voted no on the Senate transportation proposal in the Senate Transportation Committee after repeated attempts to amend the proposal were defeated on party-line votes. Statements from the three members are below:  Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland: “Our job as a legislature is to produce a transportation package that can pass the ...

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Cleveland: “Our bridge can’t afford to be left out for another 16 years”

Cleveland: “Our bridge can’t afford to be left out for another 16 years”

OLYMPIASen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, today issued the following statement in response to the proposed transportation package that was unveiled in the Washington State Senate on Thursday: “While I am glad there is headway with a transportation package, I am disappointed that the proposed package fails to address the single most important transportation infrastructure investment for my community and ...

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