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Senate passes legislation to support shelters for those experiencing homelessness

Senate passes legislation to support shelters for those experiencing homelessness


OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate today approved a bill to help local governments provide sanctioned, temporary and transitional shelters.

Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) co-sponsored SB 5946, which would streamline permitting for communities that have declared a state of emergency due to the level of homelessness.  Under the bill, a temporary shelter would be exempt from the ...

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Senate passes commitment to 100 percent clean energy

Senate passes commitment to 100 percent clean energy

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today approved a bill to set Washington state on a path to 100 percent clean energy.

Senators voted 28-19 in favor of Senate Bill 5166, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle). The bill would require all electric utilities in Washington to transition to a 100-percent, carbon-neutral electricity supply by 2030 and to 100-percent carbon-free electricity by ...

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Senate passes Lovelett bill to strengthen care and safety of children

Senate passes Lovelett bill to strengthen care and safety of children

OLYMPIA —Legislation to strengthen protections and oversight of children in the foster care system under the state Department of Children, Youth and Families passed the Senate today on a 49-0 vote.

"It's so important for the state to give all children the great start in school and life they deserve, no matter the type of family or situation they are ...

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Lovelett brings 40th district focus to the Senate

Lovelett brings 40th district focus to the Senate

After appointment by district county councils and sworn into office on Feb. 13, I'm now representing you and the communities of the 40th Legislative District.

I serve on the Senate Local Government Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee. My priorities center on issues important to the 40th district, including environmental restoration and preservation, supporting working ...

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Lovelett supports San Juan Islands specialty license plate

Lovelett supports San Juan Islands specialty license plate

OLYMPIA — Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) introduced bills supporting stewardship of the San Juan Islands and orca protection today.

SB 5919 would create a specialty license plate that represents and supports San Juan Islands stewardship programs.

In September 2018, San Juan Island artist Nancy Spaulding’s painting “Evening Passage” won a community design contest for ...

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Lovelett brings 40th Legislative District focus to Senate

Lovelett brings 40th Legislative District focus to Senate

OLYMPIA — Appointed by district county councils and sworn into office on Wednesday, Sen. Liz Lovelett now represents the interests of the 40th Legislative District in the state Legislature.

Lovelett serves on the Senate Local Government Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee. Her priorities center on issues important to the 40th district, including environmental restoration and preservation, supporting working families, and ...

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