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Rental assistance for our Pierce County neighbors in need

Rental assistance for our Pierce County neighbors in need

We all hope that we are nearing the end of the pandemic, but the ravages of Covid-19 in terms of job loss and income instability are still with us. The Legislature passed several laws to help tenants stay in their homes and the Governor has done his part as well with an eviction moratorium. If you are a person living in Pierce ...

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WA Cares helps Washington’s workforce prepare for the future

WA Cares helps Washington’s workforce prepare for the future

All of us will reach a moment in our lives, or in the life of a parent when we will need to make tough decisions about the costs associated with aging. In 2019 the Legislature took steps to help Washington’s workforce better save for the sometimes very high costs associated with growing older. That year we established the nation’s first public long-term ...

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Governor signs pair of Conway bills into law

Governor signs pair of Conway bills into law

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed a pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway into law. The governor signed Senate Bill 5355, which will give working people another tool to recoup lost wages by expanding Washington’s existing wage lien system to include additional industries. Inslee also signed SB 5046, which allows the parties to a workers' compensation claim to ...

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Free credit monitoring from the State Auditor’s Office

Free credit monitoring from the State Auditor’s Office

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) recently learned of a data security incident involving Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfer services. The office is in the process of sending emails to people who received unemployment benefits between 2017 and 2020 to notify them that their information was involved in the security incident and ...

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WATCH: Sen. Conway’s virtual town hall

WATCH: Sen. Conway’s virtual town hall

If you weren’t able to join Sen. Steve Conway for his virtual town hall on Monday evening, you can watch the entire event here. Sen. Conway covered a wide range of topics including police accountability, transportation, tax reform, Covid-19 recovery, school re-openings and much more. If you didn’t get to participate, or if we didn’t get to your question, you can ...

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Conway bill to fight wage theft clears Senate

Conway bill to fight wage theft clears Senate

A bill to help working people regain lost pay due to wage theft cleared the Senate on Tuesday on a 25-24 vote. Senate Bill 5355 will give working people a major new tool to recoup lost wages by expanding Washington’s existing wage lien system to include additional industries. A 2017 study from the Economic Policy Institute estimated that in the ...

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Bill with goal of strengthening relationship between communities and police clears Senate

Bill with goal of strengthening relationship between communities and police clears Senate

A bill with a goal of strengthening the relationship between law enforcement within the communities they are tasked with protecting and serving passed the Senate on Tuesday with unanimous support. Senate Bill 5353, sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) creates a grant program with the goal of fostering community engagement through neighborhood organizing, law enforcement-community partnerships, youth mobilization and business ...

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Employment Security reform bill clears Senate

Employment Security reform bill clears Senate

A bill to reform the Employment Security Department and correct several of the issues that prevented Washingtonians from receiving unemployment benefits in a timely manner received bipartisan support Thursday. Senate Bill 5193, sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma), addresses many of the problems exposed in the wake of the layoffs caused by the pandemic and resulting “Stay Home, Stay ...

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Sen. Conway bill puts a focus on community policing

Sen. Conway bill puts a focus on community policing

A bill with a goal of strengthening the relationship between law enforcement within the communities they are tasked with protecting and serving received a public hearing Tuesday in Olympia. Senate Bill 5353, sponsored by Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) creates a grant program with the goal of fostering community engagement through neighborhood organizing, law enforcement-community partnerships, youth mobilization and business engagement. The ...

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Sen. Conway appointed to the Legislative Oral History Committee

Sen. Conway appointed to the Legislative Oral History Committee

Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) has been appointed to represent the Senate Democratic Caucus on the Legislative Oral History Advisory Committee. The Oral History Committee is tasked with preserving and promoting the history of the Washington State Legislature. It identifies former legislators for oral history projects. Recently the committee completed its oral history project on former Sen. Rosa Franklin, whom Conway succeeded ...

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