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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 ...

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

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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Press Release: Three Hasegawa education equity bills pass state Senate

Press Release: Three Hasegawa education equity bills pass state Senate

Three bills designed to increase equity in Washington’s education system passed the Washington State Senate on Wednesday. The bills, all sponsored by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle), would increase equity by addressing ethnic studies curricula, the shortage of teachers from underrepresented communities, ...

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Senate passes Hasegawa bill to avoid institutional racism

Senate passes Hasegawa bill to avoid institutional racism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 10, 2018   Senate passes Hasegawa bill to avoid institutional racism   OLYMPIA — Future legislative proposals will be assessed for disproportionate or unintended impacts on racial and ethnic populations, under legislation passed today by the Senate. “Passing this bill ...

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Hasegawa’s wrongful death legislation moves off the Senate floor  ‘We are now one step closer towards justice for the victims lost in the Ride the Ducks Seattle crash’

Hasegawa’s wrongful death legislation moves off the Senate floor ‘We are now one step closer towards justice for the victims lost in the Ride the Ducks Seattle crash’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 10, 2018   Hasegawa’s wrongful death legislation moves off the Senate floor ‘We are now one step closer towards justice for the victims lost in the Ride the Ducks Seattle crash’   OLYMPIA – Sen. Bob Hasegawa’s, D-Beacon-Hill, released ...

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Hasegawa offers testimony in support of overturning I-200

Hasegawa offers testimony in support of overturning I-200

The Senate’s State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee heard a bill Friday that would end Washington’s Affirmative Action ban, which has been in place since 1998. Bill sponsor Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, said that repealing the ban would help undo ...

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Hasegawa to serve on key Senate committees, two as vice-chair

Hasegawa to serve on key Senate committees, two as vice-chair

OLYMPIA – Following the 2017 election, which shifted control of the state Senate from Republicans to Democrats, Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, has been chosen to serve on several key Senate committees. He will vice-chair both the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance ...

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Hasegawa on levy cliff: The people’s voices cannot be ignored

Hasegawa on levy cliff: The people’s voices cannot be ignored

OLYMPIA – A month and a half after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure, the state Senate passed Senate Bill 5023 just before a key deadline, delaying the so-called levy cliff and a $358 million dollar cut ...

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Hasegawa bill will help mitigate impacts of public facilities to South Seattle

Hasegawa bill will help mitigate impacts of public facilities to South Seattle

OLYMPIA – A bill by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, addresses impacts to neighborhoods in large cities with high poverty levels and high rates of ethnic diversity by the construction of public facilities, like light rail stations. “When light rail stations went ...

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Hasegawa bill to allow wheelchair accessible taxicabs to use HOV lanes passes Senate

Hasegawa bill to allow wheelchair accessible taxicabs to use HOV lanes passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, that grants wheelchair accessible taxicabs authority to use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes passed the state Senate unanimously today. “This bill would assist those in the disabled community in our state,” Hasegawa ...

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