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28 Mar
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Capital budget invests in Seattle area

OLYMPIA — A $414 million supplemental capital construction budget signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee makes significant investments in the Seattle area. This new funding enhances earlier investments made in the $4.3 billion 2017-2018 capital budget passed in January. Sen. ...

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22 Mar
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New law creates partnerships between local police and mental health professionals

A law by Rep. John Lovick ,D-Mill Creek, and Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, will create partnerships to help local law enforcement officers respond to calls that involve mental health issues. “Officers testified that behavioral health is the number one public ...

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22 Mar
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’Putting the Women of Washington First’ bills signed into law

OLYMPIA – A package of bills to improve the lives of women throughout the state were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The “Putting Women First” package runs the gamut from equal pay, to the Reproductive Parity Act, ...

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16 Mar
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New protections for renters receiving housing assistance signed into law

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2578, which protects low-income renters against discrimination because they receive rental assistance. Before, landlords could reject prospective tenants because they receive housing subsidies, even if they have good credit, no criminal history, ...

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08 Mar
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Frockt applauds deal on Deadly Force initiative

Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, released a statement Thursday following the Senate passage of House Bill 3003, which amends Initiative 940. The initiative would update Washington state’s law on the use of deadly force in policing, and will appear on the ...

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