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Cleveland bill to help child abuse victims signed into law

Cleveland bill to help child abuse victims signed into law

OLYMPIASenate 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 Victim’s Compensation Fund when they are performed within 75 days of the Department of Social and Health Services filing a ...

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Cleveland bill on county electronic auctions signed into law

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 real or personal property tax proceedings. The law will go into effect on July 24, 2015. To find out more information about ...

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

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 the bill that passed off this floor a few weeks ago, I believe the bill passed today continues to ...

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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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