Category Archives: News Release

13 Feb
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Keiser: Poll shows healthcare workers cannot continue ’superhuman‘ effort forever

OLYMPIA – After the release of a poll showing that half of healthcare workers in Washington say they are likely to leave the field in the next few years, Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), the chair of the Senate Labor ...

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20 Jan
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WA Senate to hear five abortion protection bills Tuesday

OLYMPIA – On the heels of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Democrats in the Washington State Legislature are proposing comprehensive action to strengthen state protections for reproductive freedom. On Tuesday, five bills will be heard across three Senate ...

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11 Jan
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Keiser, Orwall both represent 33rd District in presiding roles

OLYMPIA – Two legislators from the 33rd Legislative District have been chosen by their colleagues to preside over floor debate in the Washington State House and Senate. Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) was unanimously reelected Jan. 9 as Senate President ...

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11 Jan
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Keiser bill would protect employers who provide reproductive care benefits

OLYMPIA – Employers in Washington state who provide reproductive health care benefits would gain recourse against penalties imposed by other states under legislation filed by Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) and Rep. Liz Berry (D-Seattle). “After the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...

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22 Dec
5

Constitutional amendment filed to protect reproductive freedom in WA

OLYMPIA – At the request of Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) and Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue) have filed a constitutional amendment that would provide the strongest possible state-level protection for reproductive freedom. Senate Joint Resolution 8202 would ...

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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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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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02 Mar
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Keiser: Rx affordability board would restrain skyrocketing prices

OLYMPIA — Washington would take an important step to bring down skyrocketing prescription drug prices, under a bill passed today by the House. “It’s no secret that prescription drug prices are out of control,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), ...

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15 Feb
0

Senate passes transportation package that would improve trails, aviation

OLYMPIA – Residents of the 33rd Legislative District would see major improvements to transportation infrastructure under legislation passed today by the Senate. “Move Ahead Washington makes the strongest investments in our communities in memory,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines). ...

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12 Feb
0

Senate passes legislation to expand and strengthen apprenticeships

OLYMPIA — Workers in Washington state would benefit from new apprenticeship programs in growing fields, reinvigorated support for existing apprenticeships, and significantly increased state funding for apprentices at public colleges, under two bills passed recently by the Senate. “The ‘earn-while-you-learn’ approach, with both classroom ...

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