Category Archives: News Release

05 Oct
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Joint 40th District Delegation Ferry Statement

Dear Neighbors and Friends, Washington State Ferries (WSF), being our state’s marine highway system, and only transportation option available for most San Juan County residents, is in dire straits. The unprecedented frequency of service disruptions passengers has endured, either through ...

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11 May
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Governor signs Lovelett bill to expand farmworker housing

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27 Apr
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40th District Legislators Celebrate Investments Made by the Washington Recovery Budget

April 27, 2021 OLYMPIA — As the Legislature wrapped up the 105-day session this weekend, budget writers unveiled the compromise operating, transportation, and construction (capital) budgets between the House and Senate. Legislators from the 40th District have had significant opportunities to ...

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03 Mar
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Lovelett bill to expand mental health care clears senate

A bill aimed at expanding community-based support systems for Washingtonians living with mental illnesses passed the Washington State Senate today. Engrossed Senate Bill 5328, sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), would make funding available to establish Clubhouse services statewide. Clubhouses ...

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16 Dec
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Lovelett bill adds funding options for affordable housing

Sen. Liz Lovelett (D- Anacortes) has pre-filed a bill which would provide local governments the option to fund affordable housing and social service programs through a special excise tax on internet-based, short-term vacation rentals. The bill allows government bodies of ...

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03 Apr
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Inslee signs bill to strengthen derelict vessel prevention program

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources will receive additional funding to address derelict vessels under a measure signed by Gov. Jay Inslee this week. Senate Bill 6528, sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), will increase investments in the ...

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18 Mar
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Governor signs bill to expand access to nutritious foods program

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill that will establish a minimum allocation for fresh foods for those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program in Washington. Senate Bill 6309 will require the ...

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18 Feb
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Senate passes bills to ensure health of natural waters

OLYMPIA – A slate of bills passed out of the Washington State Senate this week would work to protect Washington’s beautiful coastlines through varying measures. Two bills sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) and four she co-sponsored with her Senate ...

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14 Feb
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Lovelett bill to boost fresh fruits and vegetables program passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill that would promote healthy foods and diets for those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program passed unanimously out of the Washington State Senate today. Sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), Senate Bill ...

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30 Jan
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Legislature considers Lovelett levy bills

OLYMPIA – School districts could go to the voters to approve larger levy increases, under three bills heard this week by the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. As a budget deficit looms for small school districts, Sen. Liz ...

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