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Keiser bills take on high prescription drug prices

Keiser bills take on high prescription drug prices

OLYMPIA — Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) has filed a suite of bills to rein in sharply rising prescription drug prices. “This is a crisis,” said Keiser. “My colleagues and I hear every day from constituents who can’t afford their medication anymore, people who have to choose between prescriptions and rent. “We have a responsibility to curb excessive costs of critical prescription ...

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Keiser applauds expanded overtime protections

Keiser applauds expanded overtime protections

OLYMPIA — Upon the announcement by the state Department of Labor & Industries of a new rule expanding overtime protections for salaried workers in Washington state, Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), chair of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee, released the following statement: “Why have wages remained flat ever since the Great Recession? Here’s one reason: Millions of salaried workers ...

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L&I announces: Workers' comp insurance prices dropping in Washington for the third year in a row

L&I announces: Workers' comp insurance prices dropping in Washington for the third year in a row

Upon the announcement that the price of workers's compensation insurance had dropped for the third year in a row, Sen. Keiser released the following statement: "This good news is another reminder that our state’s industrial insurance is a model of how to run an effective public program. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries​ is maintaining its long-time track ...

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33rd LD Delegation to host Nov. 12 coffee hour

33rd LD Delegation to host Nov. 12 coffee hour

Who: Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), and Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac) What: Coffee hour in the 33rd Legislative District When: Tuesday, November 12, 5:00-6:30 pm Where: Boulevard Park Library in Burien, 12015 Roseberg Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168 For more information: See Facebook or call Sen. Keiser’s office at (360) 786-7664, Rep. Orwall’s office at ...

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33rd LD Delegation to host coffee hours

33rd LD Delegation to host coffee hours

Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), and Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac), will host coffee hours around the 33rd Legislative District. The coffee hours will be held at:

  • 10 am on Thursday, August 29 at Cafe On Fourth, 124 4th Ave S, Kent, and
  • 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September ...

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Nation’s strongest paid family and medical leave program in place on time

Nation’s strongest paid family and medical leave program in place on time

Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) released the following statement as Washington state readies to fully implement paid family and medical leave:

“This coming January, Washington state will begin paying benefits through the strongest paid family and medical leave program in the country.

“The program offers 12 weeks of paid family or medical leave per year. ...

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Keiser legislation to protect ‘isolated’ employees from sexual harassment signed into law

Keiser legislation to protect ‘isolated’ employees from sexual harassment signed into law

OLYMPIA – Legislation to better protect employees who work in isolated environments against sexual harassment was signed into law this week.

“I have been working on addressing sexual harassment for quite some time. Protecting low-wage, isolated workers is the next step in achieving a harassment-free workplace for us all,” said Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, sponsor of ...

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Keiser legislation to create additional commercial airport capacity signed by Governor Inslee.

Keiser legislation to create additional commercial airport capacity signed by Governor Inslee.

OLYMPIA – Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time for studies is over, now we need to make some tough decisions,” said Senator Karen Keiser, the prime sponsor of the legislation.

Sea-Tac International Airport is the fastest growing ...

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Bill to choose potential sites for future commercial airports moves to Governor

Bill to choose potential sites for future commercial airports moves to Governor

OLYMPIA – Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) creating a pathway to develop new commercial aviation facilities in the state heads to Gov. Jay Inslee following final passage by the House and Senate the day before the 2019 Legislative session is scheduled to adjourn.  A new 15-member commission will be tasked with reviewing options and making decisions on ...

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Keiser legislation to protect ‘isolated’ employees from sexual harassment passes out of the Legislature.

Keiser legislation to protect ‘isolated’ employees from sexual harassment passes out of the Legislature.

Keiser legislation to protect ‘isolated’ employees from sexual harassment passes out of the Legislature.

OLYMPIA – Employees who work in isolated environments will have better protection against sexual harassment as a result of legislation that passed out of both chambers of the Legislature, last night.

"I have been working on addressing sexual harassment for quite ...

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