Category Archives: News Release

13 Jan
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Senate blueprint for economic recovery calls for small business support, childcare expansion, broadband deployment

SEATTLE — The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery today released recommendations for rebuilding a post-pandemic economy that works for all Washingtonians. “Washington’s economy has been stretched in unparalleled ways as the public health crisis began, leveled off, and ...

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17 Dec
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Frockt: Capital budget can help our long-term economic recovery

SEATTLE — Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee with lead responsibility for the capital construction budget, released the following statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee released his proposed 2021 capital construction budget: “Investing ...

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Attending the ceremonial ground breaking of the new Health Sciences Education Building on UW’s Seattle campus Thursday, Aug. 27, were (left to right) Dean Edwina Uehara, School of Social Work; Dean Sean D. Sullivan, School of Pharmacy; Executive Dean Azita Emami, School of Nursing; Dean Gary Chiodo, School of Dentistry; and Dean Hilary Godwin, School of Public Health.Dennis Wise/University of Washington
31 Aug
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UW breaks ground on the future of health sciences education and improving our health

I am proud to have worked with my legislative colleagues to support this project with nearly $70 million in state capital funds. Ensuring that UW health sciences students have access to state-of-the-art interdisciplinary training facilities is critical to our state’s ...

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07 Jul
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Inslee announces five carriers intend to participate in public option

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today five insurance carriers have applied to offer public option plans in a majority of counties across the state. The first year of Cascade Care, the public option program, begins later this year with plans to ...

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16 Jun
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Bipartisan COVID-19 recovery committee holds its first meeting

Working people and small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery heard from a variety of experts about ways to help people and businesses recover. The bipartisan ...

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14 May
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WATCH: Sen. Frockt shares vision for economic recovery committee on TVW

Sen. David Frockt appeared on TVW’s The Impact this week to share his vision for the newly created  bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery. The committee will hold its first meeting in June and is tasked with making recommendations on ...

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12 Mar
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Legislature passes capital budget prioritizing homelessness, environment, school construction

The Legislature passed a supplemental capital budget that makes strong investments in housing, shelter, environmental cleanup and school construction. The budget first passed yesterday in the state House of Representatives on a unanimous vote, then passed the state Senate today ...

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20 Feb
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Senate capital budget proposal prioritizes homelessness, environment and school construction

The Senate Democrats’ proposed supplemental capital budget makes strong investments in housing, shelter, environmental cleanups and school construction. “Supplemental capital budgets are always much smaller than in main budget years,” said Sen. David Frockt, vice chair of the Senate Ways ...

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18 Feb
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Senate passes bill increasing Medicaid rates

A bill passed Monday by the Washington State Senate would expand access to Washington’s health care system by increasing Medicaid rates. Senate Bill 6676, sponsored by Sen. David Frockt and Sen. Emily Randall, increases the Medicaid reimbursement rates for primary ...

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31 Jan
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Frockt bill would address barriers to important medical care

Many Washingtonians and their doctors have been forced to argue with insurance companies about what procedures are covered by their plans. Senate Bill 6404, sponsored by Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), would address that problem, removing barriers to important medical care. ...

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