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Response to developing coronavirus concerns in the 34th District

Response to developing coronavirus concerns in the 34th District

Neighbors in the 34th Legislative District, As many of you are aware by now, King County has chosen to place a quarantine facility for those ill with the novel coronavirus in White Center. This decision was made following an increasing number of confirmed cases of the illness in the region throughout the week. Being someone with family and history in White Center, ...

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Senate passes Nguyen bill to regulate facial recognition technology

Senate passes Nguyen bill to regulate facial recognition technology

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate voted 30-18 today to install key safeguards in the use of facial recognition technology by agencies in the public sector. Senate Bill 6280, sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center), would prohibit the use of facial recognition technology for ongoing surveillance and limit its use to instances when facial recognition surveillance would provide evidence ...

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Senate passes Nguyen bill to reform recession-era TANF restrictions

Senate passes Nguyen bill to reform recession-era TANF restrictions

OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Washington State Senate would restore recession-era cuts that have exacerbated a number of the root causes of the state’s growing homelessness crisis. The past decade saw $286 million in cuts to the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program – a program that helps to alleviate some of the root causes of the ...

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Town Hall in the 34th LD!

Town Hall in the 34th LD!

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Nguyen: House excise tax bill 'one step closer' to much-needed tax reform

Nguyen: House excise tax bill 'one step closer' to much-needed tax reform

OLYMPIA -- A bill introduced today in the House which would allow counties with populations of more than 2 million to impose an excise tax on business is a valuable step in reforming the state’s upside-down tax system, Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) said. “In one of the richest cities in the richest country in the world, we shouldn’t be seeing ...

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Senate passes bill on zero emissions vehicles

Senate passes bill on zero emissions vehicles

The Washington State Senate voted today to provide a more direct pathway for zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) production in the state. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center), Senate Bill 5811 authorizes the state Department of Ecology to adopt California’s ZEV regulations and includes medium-duty vehicles in ZEV standards. “As we look across the world and see the devastating effects of ...

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Senate passes real estate excise tax reform, reducing rates for majority of Washingtonians

Senate passes real estate excise tax reform, reducing rates for majority of Washingtonians

Eighty percent of Washingtonians would receive a tax cut on the sale of real estate thanks to legislation passed Thursday by the state Senate. Senate Bill 5998 would reform real estate excise taxes (REET) to a graduated scale, in which property sales under $500,000 are reduced to a 1.1 percent rate while the highest tier of properties, those sold for more than ...

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Prepaid postage on ballots passes Senate

Prepaid postage on ballots passes Senate

The Washington State Senate voted today to increase access to democracy by requiring prepaid postage for ballot envelopes during all elections. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center), Senate Bill 5063 is the latest effort to eliminate barriers to participation in Washington elections.

“This bill is a huge step forward in making Washington elections fairer and more accessible for everyone in the ...

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Nguyen sworn in, will bring new perspectives to Senate

Nguyen sworn in, will bring new perspectives to Senate

Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) was sworn in today to serve Washington’s 34th Legislative District, which includes West Seattle, White Center, Vashon Island and parts of Burien.

As the Senate’s first member of Vietnamese descent and part of a wave of new millennial leadership, Nguyen is intent on elevating voices and ideas that have, in the past, been left out of ...

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