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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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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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