Author Archives: kenf

13 May
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Stay in touch over the interim

Dear neighbors, It has been a banner year for progress on important issues like increasing available, affordable housing; reducing prescription drug costs; improving safety and security on the job; and enabling better lives for our children. Throughout the interim, I ...

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06 May
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Kent Reporter: Three local women state leaders join Murray at abortion rights rally

Three women state leaders who represent the Kent-Des Moines area in the Legislature were among those who joined Washington’s U.S. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray at a Seattle Planned Parenthood clinic about the urgent need to protect the right to abortion. ...

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18 Apr
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YakTriNews: AG’s office defends worker’s compensation for Hanford laborers during Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON D.C. — Team members from the Washington Attorney General’s Office attended a Supreme Court hearing on Monday to defend a law that safeguards worker’s compensation for those exposed to radioactive waste—effectively protecting the rights of laborers at the Hanford ...

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04 Apr
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ADVISORY: Keiser to receive healthcare hero award

For National Public Health Week, WashPIRG Students will host a press conference at the University of Washington with Senator Karen Keiser celebrating their successful work to establish a prescription drug affordability board. SB 5532, passed this year, will establish a ...

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29 Mar
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Tacoma Weekly: Cannabis Board Roundtable Addresses Safety Measures

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) held a virtual roundtable discussion on March 29 to address the deadly crimewave happening at cannabis retailers across our state. LCB Board Chair David Postman, who moderated the roundtable, called it “a ...

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22 Mar
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Did you miss last night’s town hall? Watch it now!

Dear friends and neighbors, To the many of you who tuned in last night for our 33rd district end of session virtual town hall, a big THANK YOU for your interest and for participating with your questions and comments. If you were ...

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21 Mar
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Silenced No More Foundation Praises Passing of the “Silenced No More Act” in Washington State

Los Angeles, Calif. , March 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Silenced No More Foundation and Founder Stephanie Van de Motter, are praising legislators in the state of Washington for passing the Silenced No More Act and expanding the reach ...

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17 Mar
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Join us for a 33rd District Virtual Town Hall

Dear neighbors, Do you have questions about what the Legislature did about health care, housing, transportation or public safety this year?  You’re invited to join your 33rd District lawmakers for a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. on Monday, March ...

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16 Mar
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The Suburban Times: Bill to provide unemployment tax relief to most Washington employers

During the 2022 legislative session, legislators passed a bill that provides tax relief to employers in Washington. Senate Bill 5873 (SB 5873), sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), reduces social tax rates for employers in 2022 and 2023. It ...

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07 Mar
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KIRO 7: Monthly $35 insulin cap for Washingtonians among bills signed into law Friday

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a new cap on out-of-pocket expenses for insulin. The legislation directs health care plans to limit one-month expenses for insulin to $35 beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The bill follows similar legislation ...

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