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New law boosts college affordability for veterans, military families

New law boosts college affordability for veterans, military families

Olympia– Legislation to expand college affordability for military veterans, active military members, and their families by applying Washington state residency more broadly was signed into law by the governor today. “Our servicemembers have been facing a massive and costly barrier to education,” said Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), sponsor of Senate Bill 5874. “When I was approached with this idea, I knew ...

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Governor signs bill addressing diaper need

Governor signs bill addressing diaper need

Olympia– Today the governor signed into law Senate Bill 5838, sponsored by state Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), to address a diaper need for Washington families who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) after the bill passed nearly unanimously from the Legislature. “We have a paramount duty to ensure the safety and health of our communities,” said Nobles. “As a ...

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Senate passes Nobles bill to boost college affordability for military households

Senate passes Nobles bill to boost college affordability for military households

Olympia– Legislation unanimously passed by the Senate would advance college affordability for military veterans, active military members, and their families by applying Washington state residency more broadly. “Our service people valiantly serve our nation,” said Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest). “They have our backs and we need to have theirs. Education is such a powerful tool in which our service members and ...

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Nobles to Sponsor’s Diaper Need Act

Nobles to Sponsor’s Diaper Need Act

Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles has sponsored legislation to address a diaper need for Washington families who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Senate Bill 5838, the Diaper Need Act, directs the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to distribute a monthly diaper subsidy to parents or other caregivers who receive TANF and have children under three ...

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Nobles bill to support economic well-being for youth experiencing foster care

Nobles bill to support economic well-being for youth experiencing foster care

Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles has sponsored legislation to provide financial education and support to youth experiencing foster care. Senate Bill 5824, the Fostering Finances Act, will address a gap in financial preparedness for youth who are aging out of foster care by providing an opportunity for all youth experiencing foster care to open a bank account. “When I experienced foster ...

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Nobles named Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow

Nobles named Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow

Nobles named Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow

  Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) was named one of 27 elected officials around the country in the newest cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership fellows program. The program vision is to help political leaders develop, improve and reform a vision for educational improvement by partnering with experts and connecting with bipartisan elected officials around ...

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Nobles selected Maternal and Child Health Fellow

Nobles selected Maternal and Child Health Fellow

Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) has been selected as a 2022 NCSL Maternal and Child Health Fellow in a program designed to support legislators who are experienced or emerging leaders in maternal and child health.   “I look forward to joining this program in hopes of re-examining health care models to find how we can improve our health care systems to ...

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Nobles joins roundtable on foster youth

Nobles joins roundtable on foster youth

Olympia– State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Tacoma) joined U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in a virtual roundtable discussion with Amara, a Pacific Northwest based nonprofit that serves children in foster care, their families, and adoptees earlier last week. “We know children who experience foster care face higher risks of poverty, homelessness, incarceration, early parenthood and ...

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Senator T’wina Nobles Receives The Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Senator T’wina Nobles Receives The Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Lexington, Ky. – The Council of State Governments is excited to recognize Senator T’wina Nobles as a recipient of the 2021 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award. This annual honor highlights the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to ...

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Senator T’wina Nobles reflects on a productive first year in office 

Senator T’wina Nobles reflects on a productive first year in office 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2021  OLYMPIA— Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) reflects on wins from her first year in office, as well as the impact that this work will have on communities across our state. The fifth of five bills sponsored by Nobles and passed by the legislature was signed into law early ...

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