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Cleveland: ‘Abused children should not face barriers to receiving medical evaluation’

Cleveland: ‘Abused children should not face barriers to receiving medical evaluation’

OLYMPIASenate Bill 5897, a measure that will allow the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program to apply for children’s medical examinations when children have suspected injuries related to possible assault of a child received a hearing Thursday in the Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing Committee. “Currently in our state child sexual abuse exams are eligible for reimbursement through ...

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Bill to create elder justice center pilot programs introduced in state Senate

Bill to create elder justice center pilot programs introduced in state Senate

A bill to create two elder justice centers to help protect members of the state’s aging population was introduced today in the Senate by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane. “Addressing the needs of our state’s seniors must be a priority,” said Cleveland. “This community based approach has been incredibly successful with vulnerable children and I ...

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Equal Pay Opportunity Act assigned to committee

Equal Pay Opportunity Act assigned to committee

OLYMPIA – The Equal Pay Opportunity Act, Senate Bill 5630, today was introduced in the Washington State Senate and referred to the committee on Commerce and Labor. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, issued the following statement: “I am proud that we are moving forward with this bill for the women of Washington State. This is an issue that women have ...

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Cleveland, Senn sponsor Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Cleveland, Senn sponsor Equal Pay Opportunity Act

OLYMPIASen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, today announced their sponsorship of legislation to help close the gap in pay among female workers. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) addresses income disparities, employer discrimination and retaliation practices, and reaffirms Washington’s longstanding pursuit of equality in the workplace. “Even today, women are paid 80 cents ...

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Cleveland’s transportation safeguard bills introduced in Senate

Cleveland’s transportation safeguard bills introduced in Senate

OLYMPIA – Today, the trio of transportation mega project safeguards, proposed by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, were introduced in the Washington State Senate. “The bills aim to create transparency, consistency and safeguards to boarder communities and future bi-state transportation mega projects,” said Cleveland. “We need accountability and ways to make sure that we protect the investments that communities in both ...

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Cleveland proposes safeguards for future bi-state transportation mega projects

Cleveland proposes safeguards for future bi-state transportation mega projects

VANCOUVER – In advance of the 2015 Washington State Legislative Session, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, has proposed legislation to safeguard future bi-state transportation mega projects. “Each day that we delay addressing the antiquated I-5 bridge situation in our community is another day that our community fails to move forward,” said Cleveland. “The safeguards proposed today would ensure that when a ...

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Cleveland re-elected to Democratic Caucus leadership

Cleveland re-elected to Democratic Caucus leadership

The Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus on Thursday approved leadership and committee membership assignments for the 2015 Legislative Session. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, will remain part of the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership as the assistant floor leader. “I am proud to remain part of leadership as the assistant floor leader helping to manage legislation as it comes to the Senate floor,” ...

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Cleveland talks about the waterfront redevelopment project

Cleveland talks about the waterfront redevelopment project

Over the summer, Sen. Annette Cleveland sat down with Comcast Newsmakers' Ken Ackerman to discuss the new waterfront redevelopment project planned for downtown Vancouver. You may view the video here or on the video page.

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Cleveland receives Bronze Crayon Award, early learning honor

Cleveland receives Bronze Crayon Award, early learning honor

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, received a Bronze Crayon Award from the Children’s Alliance at a Clark County Early Learning meeting in partnership with Southwest Early Learning, and Support for Early Learning & Families. Cleveland was honored for her commitment to protecting and growing early learning programs. “I am humbled and honored to receive a bronze crayon award,” said Cleveland. “I feel ...

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On this day: Women won the right to vote - what can we do next?

On this day: Women won the right to vote - what can we do next?

Today marks a historic day for women across our country – it’s the day the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted and women won the right to vote! As women, we have made significant progress in 94 years, thanks to many brave women who have continued the fight; however, we still have issues that affect the safety and security ...

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