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Cleveland stands up for unions, calls out critics

Cleveland stands up for unions, calls out critics

On Saturday, in response to comments demonizing unions, Sen. Annette Cleveland took to the Senate floor to ram home the value of unions and their members, and to call for lawmakers across the aisle to speak more respectfully of hard-working Washingtonians in communities across the state. You can hear her comments by clicking on the icon below: https://www.facebook.com/SenateDemocrats/videos/1856930894597384/

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Senate passes Cleveland bill to accelerate I-5 bridge approval process

Senate passes Cleveland bill to accelerate I-5 bridge approval process

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation today to simplify and speed up the process of approving a plan for a new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River once consensus can be reached on the parameters of such a bridge. Senate Bill 6195, sponsored by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, would establish a formal process of coordination to expedite the completion of transportation ...

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Senate passes Cleveland bill to maintain stability of health insurance

Senate passes Cleveland bill to maintain stability of health insurance

Legislation passed today by the Senate will enable the state to explore ways to protect Washingtonians from reductions in minimum essential health care standards by the Trump administration. Senate Bill 6084, sponsored by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, directs the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to convene a task force to explore mechanisms for enforcing an individual mandate at the state ...

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Bill would allow low-cost veterinary services for low-income pet owners

Bill would allow low-cost veterinary services for low-income pet owners

Animal shelters would be able to provide a wider range of low-cost services to pet owners on limited incomes, under legislation heard today by the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver said the idea for Senate Bill 6196 came from her district and has been championed by Stacey Graham, president of the Humane Society for ...

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Senate passes Cleveland bill to increase worker safety on public roads

Senate passes Cleveland bill to increase worker safety on public roads

Traffic laws and offenses governing motorists in the vicinity of emergency vehicles would be extended to apply to adjacent lanes 200 feet before and after work vehicles that display flashing lights, under legislation that passed the Senate unanimously today. Senate Bill 5841, sponsored by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, expands the area in which motorists must move into the next lane ...

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Cleveland bill targets bullying in the workplace

Cleveland bill targets bullying in the workplace

Sen. Annette Cleveland testified today on Senate Bill 6435, her legislation to address bullying in the workplace. You can hear her testimony by clicking here or by clicking on the icon below:

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Cleveland: Construction projects will boost jobs, infrastructure

Cleveland: Construction projects will boost jobs, infrastructure

The capital construction budget passed late last week by the Legislature will create family-wage jobs and fund important infrastructure in communities across the district, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said today. “These projects will improve our schools and make our communities better places to live and work, not just for those of us who live here today but for our children and ...

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Cleveland: Quartet of bills will help women live healthier lives

Cleveland: Quartet of bills will help women live healthier lives

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver and the chair of the committee, released this statement today to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision: “A year ago, I traveled across the country to join my daughter in attending the historic Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Last night I attended an event in Vancouver honoring the anniversary ...

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Cleveland welcomes global perspective in Thursday health hearing

Cleveland welcomes global perspective in Thursday health hearing

Dr. Nata Menabde, the executive director of the World Health Organization of the United Nations, will testify Thursday before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee on the goal of achieving worldwide sustainable healthcare and how it applies to Washington state. “It is extremely rare that a state legislature has the opportunity to hear testimony from someone with the expertise and stature ...

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Area legislators welcome WSDOT inventory of bridge intel

Area legislators welcome WSDOT inventory of bridge intel

Efforts to replace the outmoded I-5 bridge spanning the Columbia River took a key step forward this week when the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released a comprehensive inventory of bridge data. WSDOT was directed to conduct an inventory of existing data from previous efforts to replace the bridge as part of Senate Bill 5806, which establishes a process for ...

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