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Senate Democrats select Senator Hasegawa as Majority Caucus Chair

Senate Democrats select Senator Hasegawa as Majority Caucus Chair

OLYMPIA – Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Beacon Hill) was chosen by the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus to be the Majority Caucus Chair early last month. He has filled the position as Interim Chair since Sen. John McCoy retired this summer.

“There is no shortage of pressing issues and inequities that the Legislature must address in the 2021 session,” said Hasegawa. “I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to help guide us through this convergence of crises we’re all suffering through. But crisis is also opportunity. We need to embrace these opportunities to correct the inequities that have been exposed and come through the other side as a stronger and more just state, ...

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About Bob

Bob is a longtime labor and social justice activist. He led many workers struggles, winning top wages and benefits for working families and retirees, and he collaborated in many social justice struggles to protect civil rights, democracy, the environment and our constitutional rights.

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GovTech: Lawmakers Move to Ban Discriminatory Tech in Washington State

GovTech: Lawmakers Move to Ban Discriminatory Tech in Washington State

The Washington state Legislature, which has proposed legislation in the past to tackle issues such as data privacy and the use of facial recognition tech, is now reviewing a bill that would regulate the use of “automated decision systems” and AI technology within state government. According to the bill, these systems use algorithms to analyze data to help make or support decisions that ...

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South Seattle Emerald: South End Legislators Discuss Their Priorities During the 2021 Legislative Session

South Seattle Emerald: South End Legislators Discuss Their Priorities During the 2021 Legislative Session

Washington State’s 2021 legislative session kicked off on January 11 and it will go for 105 days, until April 25. Between now and then, State senators and representatives will introduce bills to the legislature, refer them to their applicable committees, and consider the bills multiple times and at various stages before a bill is potentially passed into law. This year’s ...

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South Seattle Emerald: Senator Bob Hasegawa Introduces Washington Universal Healthcare Bill

South Seattle Emerald: Senator Bob Hasegawa Introduces Washington Universal Healthcare Bill

Senator Bob Hasegawa, who represents Washington’s 11th District (Renton, Tukwila, part of Kent, SoDo, the Industrial District, Georgetown, and South Park), introduced a bill that would create a healthcare trust allowing everyone in the state to access affordable healthcare, vision care, dental, and mental health care. Hasegawa’s bill, SB 5204, has six co-sponsors so far. Hasegawa said in an interview with the ...

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