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Ella Bayer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Ella Bayer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Ella Bayer, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 31. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Bayer’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...

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Bryce Weppler serves as page in Washington State Senate

Bryce Weppler serves as page in Washington State Senate

Bryce Weppler, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 31. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Weppler’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...

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Adia Waters serves as page in Washington State Senate

Adia Waters serves as page in Washington State Senate

Adia Waters, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Waters’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...

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Lacy Nadeau serves as page in Washington State Senate

Lacy Nadeau serves as page in Washington State Senate

Lacy Nadeau, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 17. Pages are sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, sponsored Nadeau’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused on ...

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Hunt’s presidential primary bill passes out of Senate

Hunt’s presidential primary bill passes out of Senate

A measure to make Washington’s presidential primary process more accessible and relevant passed out of the state Senate on Jan. 30. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), would move Washington’s presidential primary to the second Tuesday in March. California, Texas, Massachusetts, Alabama and seven other states have primaries and caucuses scheduled for the first Tuesday in March.

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State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting to empower minorities move ahead

State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting to empower minorities move ahead

Sequim Gazette / Jan. 20, 2018 By Josh Kelety The state Senate passed several bills aimed at expanding access to voting and promoting minority representation in local governments through redistricting. On the evening of Jan. 17, in a reconvened Senate floor vote session, the body passed SB 6021, which would allow voters to register for elections in-person up until 8 p.m. on ...

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Washington State Senate honors Project Linus

Washington State Senate honors Project Linus

OLYMPIA- The Washington State Senate today passed Senate Resolution 8646, honoring the participants of Project Linus, a national organization that provides handmade blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children. Formed in 1995, Project Linus gained national notoriety in the wake of the Columbine High School shooting when organizers founded National Make a Blanket Day, sending handmade blankets to local chapters ...

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'Levy cliff' bill is a great victory for Washington's students

'Levy cliff' bill is a great victory for Washington's students

OLYMPIA – Addressing the passage of Senate Bill 5023, averting Washington state’s impending ‘levy cliff,’ Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, released the following statement: “Gratification sums up my feelings about tonight’s passage of the levy cliff bill.  It is gratifying that both parties finally agreed to avoid the levy cliff and pass ESB 5023. “This is a great victory for Washington’s students ...

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’Rory’s law’ takes effect, gives Washington families new tool against identity theft

’Rory’s law’ takes effect, gives Washington families new tool against identity theft

’Rory’s law’ takes effect, gives Washington families new tool against identity theft Parents and legal guardians have the ability to place security freezes on credit reporting for their children, thanks to a new law that went into effect Jan. 1. Known as “Rory’s law,” the original bill was sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, after his then 6-month-old grandson’s personal information was ...

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