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Cleveland: Oregon officials’ collaboration bodes well for new I-5 bridge

Cleveland: Oregon officials’ collaboration bodes well for new I-5 bridge

Senator Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) announced today that the first meeting of the Joint Oregon-Washington Legislative Action Committee, is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs in Portland. The meeting signals a new level of collaboration between the two states in the effort to build a new I-5 bridge spanning the Columbia River. “I thank my friends in ...

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Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier to host town hall meeting January 12

Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier to host town hall meeting January 12

Forty-ninth District residents are invited to attend a town hall hosted Saturday, Jan. 12, by Sen. Annette Cleveland, Rep. Sharon Wylie and Rep. Monica Stonier. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon in the combined Clark, Klickitat, Pacific and Skamania Room of Educational School District (ESD) 112 at 2500 NE 65th Ave. in Vancouver. With the 2019 legislative session set ...

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Cleveland prioritizes access to health care in 2019 legislative session

Cleveland prioritizes access to health care in 2019 legislative session

Access, affordability and maintenance of health care coverage will be the three top priorities of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee in the 2019 legislative session, Sen. Annette Cleveland said today. Cleveland (D-Vancouver) was selected by her colleagues to continue as chair of the health care committee when the Legislature convenes Jan. 14, tapping her considerable experience in the ...

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As pages, students get to see the Legislature up close

As pages, students get to see the Legislature up close

Dear friends and neighbors, Every session, I have the pleasure of sponsoring legislative pages from our district — and now is the ideal time to apply for one of these exciting and informative five-day opportunities. The pages’ varied responsibilities take them all around the Capitol Campus and give them access to places not normally seen by the general public. Invariably, they come ...

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Cleveland discusses health care priorities on Wire podcast

Cleveland discusses health care priorities on Wire podcast

In an interview with the Washington State Wire, Sen. Annette Cleveland discusses the need to protect Washingtonians' access to health care in the face of rollbacks at the federal level and the priorities facing the Senate Health Care Committee that she chairs in the coming legislation session. You can hear the interview here.

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Equal pay legislation becomes law, adds penalties for discrimination

Equal pay legislation becomes law, adds penalties for discrimination

Employees who are paid differently, based on gender, from workplace counterparts who do the same work with the same experience now have better protection under state law. House Bill 1506, signed into law today by Gov. Inslee, modifies the Equal Pay Act to provide a range of remedies, from damages and civil penalties assessed by the state Department of Labor ...

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Senate passes bill advancing effort to achieve equal pay for equal work for all genders

Senate passes bill advancing effort to achieve equal pay for equal work for all genders

The state Senate took aim at the generations-old practice of pay discrimination by passing legislation today on behalf of employees who are paid differently, based on gender, from workplace counterparts who do the same work with the same experience. “When I first began fighting for pay equality in 2013, people asked me, ‘Is this still a problem?’ ” said Sen. Annette ...

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House passes Cleveland bill to maintain nation’s best home health care

House passes Cleveland bill to maintain nation’s best home health care

Legislation passed today by the House will preserve the state’s ability to provide a nationally recognized level of in-home health care at a lower cost than in 37 other states. Having already passed out of the Senate, Senate Bill 6199 now goes to the governor to be signed into law. “We have the best in-home care delivery system in the nation ...

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Cleveland: Transportation budget sends clear message on I-5 bridge

Cleveland: Transportation budget sends clear message on I-5 bridge

A proviso in the supplemental transportation budget passed today by the Senate signals to Oregon officials that Washington is committed to working together on a new I-5 bridge, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said today. “The proviso makes it clear that as follow-up to the inventory of past bridge work, WSDOT is to support the work of our Legislative Action Committee this ...

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Cleveland measure to help curb homelessness passes Senate

Cleveland measure to help curb homelessness passes Senate

Tenants would gain an extra 10 days’ notice if a landlord terminates a residential rental agreement under bipartisan legislation passed late today by the Senate. Senate 5408, sponsored by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, would increase the length of notice of termination from 20 days to 30 days. The change also enables landlords to begin efforts to find a new tenant ...

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