Category Archives: News Release

06 Oct
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Bipartisan group of WA senators to Biden: Don’t abandon Hanford workers

OLYMPIA — A large bipartisan, bicameral group of Washington state legislators has signed a strong letter of protest urging the Biden administration to withdraw its challenge to the Washington state law strengthening workers’ compensation access for workers at the Hanford ...

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15 Sep
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Keiser: Sick Hanford workers more important than jurisdictional spat

OLYMPIA — Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), chair of the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee, released this statement after the announcement that the Biden administration will continue a Trump administration challenge to the Washington state law strengthening workers’ ...

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20 May
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Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson to hold virtual town hall June 24

Please join your lawmakers from the 33rd Legislative District for a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24. This is their chance to hear from you as well as update you on their work in Olympia on your ...

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03 May
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Keiser’s Living Donor Act signed into law

OLYMPIA — The 86,000 patients in Washington with kidney disease now have a greater hope of someday receiving a transplant—the only lifesaving treatment—under a bill signed into law today. “Organ donors who give the gift of new life to another ...

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22 Apr
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Keiser: Legislature has delivered for hard-hit businesses

OLYMPIA — With the passage of Senate Bill 5478 today, the Legislature has now put $2.2 billion in unemployment insurance (UI) tax cuts back into the pockets of Washington’s employers. “Businesses around our state have been suffering during this pandemic,” ...

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09 Apr
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Keiser bill to cut $500 million in business taxes passes Senate

OLYMPIA — A bill to provide hard-hit businesses with $500 million from a state funded unemployment relief account to reduce unemployment insurance (UI) premium taxes in 2022 passed the Senate today on a unanimous vote of 49-0. “This awful pandemic ...

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02 Apr
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Keiser bill would provide additional $500 million in tax relief to businesses

OLYMPIA — The businesses hit hardest by the pandemic would see $500 million in state assistance for their unemployment insurance (UI) premium taxes in 2022, under a bill introduced by Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) and passed out of the ...

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18 Mar
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Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson to hold virtual town hall March 24

Please join your lawmakers from the 33rd District for a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. This is their chance to hear from you as well as update you on their work in Olympia on your behalf. ...

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09 Mar
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Senate passes 40-hour work week for agricultural workers

OLYMPIA — Washington would be the first state in the nation to bring the 40-hour work week to agricultural workers, some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers, under a bill passed by the Senate today. Farmworkers were exempted from the original ...

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05 Mar
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Senate passes Keiser bill to improve developmental disability options

OLYMPIA — Washingtonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities would have better options for community residential settings, under a bill passed unanimously today by the Senate. “This bill is the product of intensive negotiations by all parties over more than three ...

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