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Politics have no place in women's reproductive rights

Politics have no place in women's reproductive rights

Employers would be prohibited from discriminating against women seeking full health care, under legislation introduced by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, and 17 other senators. The Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee will hold a hearing on the bill today. “The Hobby Lobby decision allowing privately-held employers to discriminate against women by restricting ...

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ICE arrest of Des Moines resident cause for alarm

ICE arrest of Des Moines resident cause for alarm

Responding to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest of Des Moines, WA resident Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, released the following statement: “I am deeply concerned by the intrusive action taken by ICE agents to arrest a lawfully permitted resident in our community. “In Washington, we have codified on a ...

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Reject intimidation and fear; stand in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters

Reject intimidation and fear; stand in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters

SEATAC – Responding to the recent executive order issued by President Trump barring entry into the United States for refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, released the following statement: “The 33rd Legislative District is home to immigrants and refugees from across the globe who have contributed to our communities, started businesses, participated ...

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Washington Work and Family Coalition Announces Proposal for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Washington Work and Family Coalition Announces Proposal for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Parents, Legislators, Workers and Business Owners Kicked Off Campaign to Pass Paid Family and Medical Leave in 2017 OLYMPIA - Today the Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal ...

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Insurance Commissioner and Washington Health Benefit Exchange efforts protected Washingtonians from excessive rate hikes

Insurance Commissioner and Washington Health Benefit Exchange efforts protected Washingtonians from excessive rate hikes

OLYMPIA – Following today’s announcements from Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, released the following statement: “Thanks to the work of Insurance Commissioner Kreidler and Health Benefit Exchange CEO Pam MacEwan, Washington has proven once again that full state implementation of the Affordable Care Act has kept us on the ...

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KCHA celebrates grand opening of Vantage Point Apartments in Renton

KCHA celebrates grand opening of Vantage Point Apartments in Renton

If you’re an older adult living on a low fixed income, it’s hard to find an affordable apartment in King County. Just ask Chuck Abney. Forced by debilitating health issues into premature retirement in 2011, Chuck couldn’t find an apartment he could afford on his Social Security disability income and the waiting list for subsidized housing was years long. His only ...

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Court ruling on hepatitis C treatment access will save lives

Court ruling on hepatitis C treatment access will save lives

OLYMPIA – Following Friday’s federal court decision compelling the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) to administer lifesaving hepatitis C medications for all patients with the liver-destroying infection, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “I applaud the U.S. District Court’s decision requiring the HCA to provide lifesaving drugs to the nearly 28,000 Washingtonians enrolled in Medicaid and diagnosed with hepatitis ...

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Gov. Inslee veto saves Public Works Trust Fund

Gov. Inslee veto saves Public Works Trust Fund

OLYMPIA – In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s partial veto of the 2016 supplemental operating budget, effectively restoring a $154 million cut to the Public Works Trust Fund, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “Gov. Inslee has saved the Public Works Trust Fund. Read More

33rd Legislative District Telephone Town Hall on April 13

33rd Legislative District Telephone Town Hall on April 13

Who: Senator Karen Keiser; Representative Tina Orwall, and Representative Mia Gregerson What: Telephone town hall When: 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th Where: 33rd Legislative District

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Capital budget addresses critical needs, puts some programs on life support

Capital budget addresses critical needs, puts some programs on life support

Following today’s Senate vote to pass the 2016 supplemental Capital budget, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “I am pleased that the Capital budget addresses two areas of critical need facing Washington in 2016 by providing funding to build more classrooms and to assist our state mental ...

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