Author Archives: kenf

19 Feb
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Kai Bjordahl serves as a page in Washington State Senate 

OLYMPIA – Kai Bjordahl served as a page for the Washington State Senate during the fourth week of the 2024 legislative session. Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) sponsored his time at the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity ...

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16 Feb
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Legislative update + town hall tomorrow!

Dear neighbors, Don’t forget: my seatmates Rep. Tina Orwall, Rep. Mia Gregerson, and I will be holding an in-person town hall tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Highline College, the Student Union Building 8 (see below for details, including a link ...

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13 Feb
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Keiser bill to provide noise remediation near Sea-Tac Airport clears Senate

OLYMPIA — Homeowners in airport communities near Sea-Tac Airport who received flawed noise mitigation installations from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port of Seattle may get relief from failing “port packages” that are leaking and allowing mold to grow ...

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09 Feb
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Join us for a 33rd District town hall!

Dear neighbors, Do you have questions about what the Legislature is doing about health care, housing, the environment, public safety, or education this year? You’re invited to join your 33rd District lawmakers for an in-person town hall at 2 p.m. ...

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07 Feb
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Keiser’s Employee Free Choice Act passes Senate

OLYMPIA – Workers would gain protection against employers who seek to force them to attend meetings where they are required to listen to the employer’s opinions on religious or political matters, under legislation passed by the Senate today. SB 5778 ...

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06 Feb
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Crosscut: Despite industry pushback, WA farmworkers will keep overtime pay

Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, chair of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee, said she felt for Clayton but remained wary of going back on the deal legislators came up with back in 2021 when the agricultural overtime law passed. ...

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02 Feb
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Meet our new 33rd District Team

Dear neighbors, When you reach out to my office, we have a terrific team to help respond to your concerns, incorporate your feedback into legislation, and connect you with resources that can help you, your family, and your community. Marvin ...

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02 Feb
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Senate OKs Keiser bill to curb youth consumption of high-THC cannabis

OLYMPIA – The state would collect better data and be equipped to take steps to discourage consumption of cannabis containing high amounts of the intoxicating agent THC under legislation passed today on a vote of 44-5 in the Senate. “I ...

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26 Jan
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Ensuring a safe, well-regulated cannabis market

Dear neighbors, Our state has benefited greatly from having a well-designed regulatory framework for cannabis that works well for consumers and businesses — one that has established public trust. When there are new developments in the market, it’s important that ...

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19 Jan
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Making lifesaving prescriptions more affordable

Dear neighbors, When I talk to constituents, one of the things I hear most often is that the prices of prescription drugs are out of control. And high prices mean people can’t afford lifesaving and life-sustaining medications. When people can’t ...

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