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Cleveland: Passage of project legislation enhances I-5 bridge efforts

Cleveland: Passage of project legislation enhances I-5 bridge efforts

Legislation passed late Wednesday by the Senate will lay additional groundwork to replace the outdated I-5 Bridge, Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) said.

“The path to the new bridge demands patience and many steps, and this is one of those steps,” Cleveland said. “Each step moves us forward, and together these small steps will deliver the bridge and the major benefits ...

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Senate committee takes action to prevent future measles outbreaks

Senate committee takes action to prevent future measles outbreaks

Legislation to address the health threat posed by the ongoing measles outbreak in Clark County awaits a vote of the full Senate after a key committee recommended its adoption. 

“At a time when internet myths and alternate facts make it harder for people to know the truth about the science-based measures that keep our communities safe, we are taking action ...

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Legislature sends bill to governor’s desk protecting health care

Legislature sends bill to governor’s desk protecting health care

Health care policies sold in Washington must honor existing patient protections even if those standards are eliminated by action taken at the federal level, under legislation passed Monday by the state Legislature.

House Bill 1870 had passed the House on March 1, but the Senate amended it to include an emergency clause last week after the U.S. Justice Department ...

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Senate passes bill to require essential patient coverage under state law

Senate passes bill to require essential patient coverage under state law

State law will require health care policies sold in Washington to honor existing consumer protections even if those requirements are reduced by action taken at the federal level, under legislation passed today by the Senate.

“We know that the consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act in 2010 brought tremendous relief to households across our state and ...

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Senate adopts Cleveland resolution on anniversary of ERA

Senate adopts Cleveland resolution on anniversary of ERA

You can hear state Sen. Annette Cleveland’s floor speech today recognizing the 47th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Equal Rights Amendment by the U.S. Senate and the 46th anniversary of its passage by the Washington state Senate by clicking here.

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Senate passes broad slate of bills to improve people’s health care

Senate passes broad slate of bills to improve people’s health care

Fifteen bills passed today by the Senate would improve health care coverage, access and affordability for vast numbers of people with a wide variety of needs in communities across Washington state.

“When I talk to people, the number-one concern I hear is whether they will able to access the health care coverage they need at a price ...

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Cleveland: State vaccination efforts moving forward

Cleveland: State vaccination efforts moving forward

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) released this statement today on the status of legislation to maintain immunization requirements that protect the public from outbreaks of contagious diseases:

“Throughout this legislative session, I have been working with Rep. Paul Harris [R-Vancouver] on dual legislation in the Senate and House. From the start, we agreed what’s important is that we address ...

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Cleveland negotiates funds for new I-5 bridge in transportation package

Cleveland negotiates funds for new I-5 bridge in transportation package

The transportation revenue package passed today by the Senate Transportation Committee includes $450 million toward a new I-5 bridge, Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) said today. The package now goes to the Senate Rules Committee for consideration there before it can go to the floor for a full vote of the Senate.

“This is another concrete ...

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Cleveland: Legislation would reduce threat of exposure by 75 percent

Cleveland: Legislation would reduce threat of exposure by 75 percent

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver), chair of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee, released this statement following today’s hearing on Senate Bill 5841, her legislation to contain the spread of measles and other threats to public health.

“The measles outbreak in Clark County has spread to 62 confirmed cases and is an alarming reminder of ...

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Cleveland: Oregon report will help move I-5 bridge effort forward

Cleveland: Oregon report will help move I-5 bridge effort forward

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) issued this statement in response to the I-5 bridge advisory report released today by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson:

“Secretary Richardson’s comments mark a welcome, cross-state sign of support for the efforts of our bipartisan coalition of Southwest Washington legislators who have worked for several years to revive ...

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