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28 Apr
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Historic ‘public option’ healthcare bill passes Legislature, heads to Inslee’s desk

— A bill passed April 27 by the Washington State Legislature would create a public option for health care coverage, available through Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange. The plan would be known as Cascade Care, and would be the first public ...

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28 Apr
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Senate’s capital budget proposes life-changing investments in infrastructure

The Washington State Senate today approved a two-year capital budget that would invest in priority infrastructure across the state in the areas of behavioral health, affordable housing, education and the environment. The budget passed with a unanimous vote. “The bipartisan ...

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08 Apr
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Frockt ‘disappointed’ by Republicans’ refusal to vote for capital budget funding

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked funding for the 2019-21 Capital construction budget by voting against SHB 1101, which had received unanimous, bipartisan support in the House on Wednesday. The bill failed because a 60 percent supermajority is required to approve ...

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