Category Archives: News Release

19 Feb
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Senate budget proposal emphasizes investments in behavioral health, public schools

OLYMPIA — Washington State Senate budget leaders unveiled a $71.7 billion supplemental operating budget plan Monday that increases support for behavioral health and public schools.  The budget adds roughly $1.9 billion in new spending to the two-year budget passed by lawmakers ...

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12 Feb
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Carbon market linkage bill passes Senate

Legislation to support efforts linking Washington’s cap-and-invest carbon market to those of California and Quebec passed the Washington State Senate Monday. Senate Bill 6058, sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center), makes numerous technical changes to carbon markets to help ...

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17 Jan
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Oil price transparency bill heard by Senate

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center) to bring transparency and accountability to gas prices and the oil industry was heard this morning in the Washington State Senate. The bill, SB 6052, would bring transparency to how oil companies ...

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21 Nov
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Senators Nguyễn and Liias – “We can’t stop our climate progress”

Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center), chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, and Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today affirmed the Legislature’s commitment to combatting climate change and moving toward a clean energy ...

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06 Nov
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More than $108 million refunded to Washington families through Working Families Tax Credit  

More than $108 million has been refunded to Washington families through the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC).   The WFTC (House Bill 1297) is a sales and use tax remittance rebate to support working families who pay a disproportionate amount ...

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02 Nov
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Nguyễn issues statement on directive to link WA carbon market with California, Québec

Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center), chair of the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Ecology’s preliminary decision to link Washington’s carbon market with California and Québec:   “I am excited to hear of ...

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21 Sep
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Nguyễn steps into new role as vice chair of Senate Ways & Means Committee 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2023 —————————————— Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center) has been elected vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee by his Senate colleagues. He will step into the role while continuing to serve as chair ...

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25 Aug
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Nguyễn, Liias address Vashon ferry disruptions with WSF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 25, 2023  Press Inquiries | 360.786.7298, erin.hut@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center) and Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) met with leaders at Washington State Ferries (WSF) Thursday to address repeated route delays and cancelations ...

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03 Jul
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Gas companies set gas prices. Here are some of the factors they consider before setting them.

HOW ARE GAS PRICES DETERMINED? 57% of what consumers pay for a gallon of gas is for crude oil 18% for refining 12% for distribution and marketing 13% for taxes The current global trading price of crude oil is roughly ...

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16 May
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Nguyễn statement on passage of Blake bill

Sen. Joe Nguyễn issued this statement following the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 5536: “Today, the Legislature voted in favor of passing Senate Bill 5536, which specifically addresses the Blake decision here in Washington state. While I acknowledge the negative ...

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