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30 Nov
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Senate Democrats choose Nguyen to be Assistant Floor Leader

OLYMPIA – Sen. Joe Nguyen (D- White Center) was elected Assistant Floor Leader today by the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus. “I am extremely honored that my colleagues chose me for this role and eager to get to work building ...

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17 Jun
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Crosscut: ‘Everything is on the table’ as WA stares down a $9B shortfall

With state revenues now expected to take a $9 billion hit, new taxes could get a warmer reception when Washington lawmakers gather to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. On Wednesday, legislative budget writers received new information clarifying just how big ...

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12 Jun
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Crosscut: Washington must prioritize equity as it responds to crises

After over two months of social distancing, our new normal has transformed into enduring agony. Like every other elected official in the state and beyond, I spend hours each day responding to heartbreaking emails from constituents who have been pushed ...

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08 Jun
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WaPo: Seattle politicians consider defunding police department amid outbreak of violence at protest

Political leaders made moves Monday toward defunding the city’s police department in the aftermath of violence here over the weekend, following in the steps of other cities after nearly two weeks of protests over police brutality that have swept the ...

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22 Apr
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Employment Security Department Resources

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06 Apr
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The Stranger: Don’t Listen to Bad Ideas—Austerity Will Only Hurt Us More

With our economy and sense of social normalcy completely upended to combat the spread of coronavirus, it was only a matter of time before we’d hear the calls for austerity. They come in well-messaged colloquialisms like “time to tighten our ...

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02 Apr
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Governor signs law to expand TANF benefits

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill that expands access to Washington’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program by remedying cuts to services made during the Great Recession.

TANF works to alleviate some of the root causes ...

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31 Mar
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Governor signs facial recognition regulations into law

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law comprehensive regulations on the use of facial recognition technology in Washington. Senate Bill 6280, sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center), prohibits the use of facial recognition technology for ongoing surveillance ...

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30 Mar
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Coronavirus Resources

Though this is a period of uncertainty, there are resources available across the state if you find yourself in need of them. Below is a running list of those resources that will continue to be updated as more information becomes ...

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25 Mar
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Governor approves legislation to increase availability of ZEVs

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill that will create a pathway for more zero emissions vehicles to be sold in Washington State. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center), Senate Bill 5811 requires auto dealerships ...

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