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February 14 Newsletter

February 14 Newsletter

Greetings!

We are now over a month into the 2019 legislative session and, through snow and sleet, the Senate is hard at work passing bills out of committee!

This session, I’ve introduced a combined 37 bills, joint memorials and resolutions, on issues ...

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2018 Session Report

2018 Session Report

Dear friends and neighbors, When Democrats won the Senate Majority last November, my legislative colleagues and I immediately felt what Martin Luther King Jr. once called the “fierce urgency of now.” Hoping to embrace it, the Senate Democratic Caucus laid out an inspiring agenda to get our state back on track ...

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Blog: Time to Revisit I-200

Blog: Time to Revisit I-200

In 1998, voters approved Initiative 200, a measure that effectively banned affirmative action on Washington’s college campuses and in state contracting.  The aim of the initiative was to level the playing field in college admissions and public employment. But it was based on a flawed premise that we all start ...

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Letter To Governor Urges Veto Of ESB 6617

Letter To Governor Urges Veto Of ESB 6617

Last week, Governor Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617, the Legislative Public Records Act (LPRA).  After hearing from the people of the 48th District, I believe it was the right decision. I originally supported this legislation because it expanded transparency and accessibility, while protecting constituent privacy, a priority for me given the ...

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Senate passes student-drafted legislation to encourage composting and recycling

Senate passes student-drafted legislation to encourage composting and recycling

Supporting student-led efforts to encourage composting and recycling in public schools, the Washington state Senate today passed legislation to further enable the environmentally friendly practices. Senate Bill 6168, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, was initially drafted by students from Lake Washington High School through the state-funded Capitol Classroom program ...

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Funding for education comes up short

Funding for education comes up short

June 30, 2017 Dear friends and neighbors, Today has been a busy day in Olympia and I want to give you an update. As you may have already heard by now, the Legislature passed a two-year operating budget, just hours before the government ...

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A Special Session Update

A Special Session Update

banner  Dear friends and neighbors,

 Sen. Patty Kuderer Contact: Email: Patty.Kuderer@leg.wa.gov Phone: 360-786-7694 Legislative Hotline: 800-562-6000
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