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Washington State Capitol Building
23 Feb
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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 ...

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30 Jan
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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 ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
15 Jan
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Auburn Reporter: Legislators of color will have impact on 2021 session | Roegner

The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from the four corners, which are the leaders of each house and party. Democrats include Speaker ...

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10 Nov
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The Seattle Times: Spokane state Sen. Andy Billig reelected as Washington state Senate majority leader

Democrats in the state Senate have reelected state Sen. Andy Billig of Spokane as majority leader, and named Sen. Bob Hasegawa of Seattle majority caucus chair. The moves were made as lawmakers prepare for the 2021 legislative session, which will ...

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08 May
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E-Newsletter: Coronavirus – What to Expect in Coming Weeks

Dear Friends and Neighbors of the 11th District, Because of election year restrictions on my ability to communicate with you, my constituents, this will be the last e-newsletter I’m allowed to send you until after the November election. During that ...

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01 May
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Videos from the 2020 Session

Senate Resolution 8701: Nuclear Weapons Testing in the Marshall Islands Marshallese Community Members Perform in Honor of the resolution Amendments 1365 and Amendment 1366 on Senate Bill 6690 (Aerospace B&O Taxes) Senate Joint Memorial 8006: Nuclear Checks and Balances Senate ...

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03 Apr
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E-Newsletter: Coronavirus Updates and the Census

Dear Friends and Neighbors in the 11th District, I hope that you are all continuing to do everything you can to keep yourselves and your families safe. Since the coronavirus situation is constantly evolving, and the available resources are constantly expanding, ...

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31 Mar
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Press Release: Governor signs two bills sponsored by Sen. Hasegawa

Governor Jay Inslee signed two closely watched bills recently that were championed through the 2020 Legislative Session by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle). Senate Bill 6066 received Inslee’s approval on March 18, and will expand ethnic studies opportunities in schools throughout ...

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27 Mar
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E-Newsletter: More Coronavirus Resources

Dear 11th District Resident, As you may have heard, on Monday, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people: ...

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20 Mar
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E-Newsletter: Coronavirus Resources

Dear 11th District Resident, I’m so impressed with how our community has come together to keep our families and community healthy during this novel coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. I understand there are many hardships each one of us is facing and the ...

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