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Frockt to retire from state Senate at end of term

Frockt to retire from state Senate at end of term

OLYMPIA – After more than a decade of service in the Washington state Legislature, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) announced today that he will retire from the Senate when his current term ends in December 2022 rather than seek re-election to a fourth term. “When I first ran for office in 2010, I saw a need for new leadership in our community,” ...

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Rapid housing fund contributes to permanent supportive housing in Seattle

Rapid housing fund contributes to permanent supportive housing in Seattle

OLYMPIA — Upon the announcement today by the Washington Department of Commerce of $39 million in grants to five projects that will acquire 307 units of urgently needed housing to address homelessness, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), vice chair for the Capital Budget on the Senate Ways & Means Committee and lead sponsor of the budget’s new Rapid Housing Fund, ...

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46th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall - June 2

46th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall - June 2

Join your 46th District representatives for a live virtual town hall on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:00 pm.

Reps. Gerry Pollet and Javier Valdez and Sen. David Frockt will share the results of the legislative session and answer your questions on the issues you care about. You can watch and ask questions on FacebookYouTube, or Twitter.
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Governor signs $6.3 billion capital construction budget

Governor signs $6.3 billion capital construction budget

OLYMPIA — Today the governor signed, in full, the most aggressive capital construction budget in state history, which funds $6.3 billion in priority infrastructure across the state, including investments in broadband internet access, affordable housing, behavioral health, natural resources, and projects in underserved communities. “This budget makes smart, life-changing investments in every corner of our state,” said Sen. David Frockt ...

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Expansion of nation’s first public health care option signed into law

Expansion of nation’s first public health care option signed into law

OLYMPIA — Washingtonians who purchase health care plans on the state’s Health Benefit Exchange will see more assistance with premiums and out-of-pocket costs, as well as more public option offerings in more counties, under legislation signed into law today. SB 5377, sponsored by Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), expands the Cascade Care program established by earlier legislation, SB 5526, ...

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Senate passes $6.3 billion capital construction budget

Senate passes $6.3 billion capital construction budget

OLYMPIA — The Senate today approved $6.3 billion in funding for priority infrastructure across the state, the largest and most aggressive capital construction budget in state history, funded through a combination state bonds, local revenue sources and federal relief funds. The funds allocated by House Bill 1080 will go toward expanding broadband internet access, growing the state’s supply of affordable ...

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Frockt applauds passage of Working Families Tax Credit bill

Frockt applauds passage of Working Families Tax Credit bill

OLYMPIA — Upon Senate passage of HB 1297, expanding the Working Families Tax Credit, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) released the following statement:

“Since even before I came to the Legislature in 2011, I have felt it was wrong that we had not provided working people with a break on the sales taxes that they pay under our state’s upside-down tax ...

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$6.2 billion Senate construction budget invests in broadband, environment, underserved communities

$6.2 billion Senate construction budget invests in broadband, environment, underserved communities

OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats’ proposed capital construction budget (Senate Bill 5083), which would be the largest in state history, would build $6.2 billion in priority infrastructure across the state—expanding broadband internet access, growing the state’s affordable housing, safeguarding natural resources, and creating a new Community Relief Fund to invest in underserved communities. “This budget makes investments across the state that ...

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Frockt bill to protect election workers passes Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

Frockt bill to protect election workers passes Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

OLYMPIA — Frontline election workers would be protected from harassment in Washington state under a bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by the Senate late on Thursday. “Elections are meant to safeguard our democracy—they are our democracy,” said Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), the sponsor of SB 5148. “They are strengthened by our collective participation and trust in the systems ...

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Frockt and Nobles bill would help small businesses hit by COVID

Frockt and Nobles bill would help small businesses hit by COVID

SEATTLE — Restaurants and retail businesses whose insurers are denying claims for losses suffered due to shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic would receive help if a bill introduced today becomes law. SB 5351, sponsored by Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), would help ensure that businesses unable to operate due to the pandemic response have the ...

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