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Sen. Pedersen's Legislative Update: 2018 session wraps up

Sen. Pedersen's Legislative Update: 2018 session wraps up

Dear friends and neighbors: The 2018 Legislature adjourned last Thursday. It was the first time since 2014 that we finished on time and the first time since 2008 that we completed all of our budgets without the need for a special session. Our new Democratic majority in the Senate entered the 60-day ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update: Education funding and abolishing the death penalty

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update: Education funding and abolishing the death penalty

Dear friends and neighbors: The 60-day session in Olympia is flying by and our Democratic majority in the Senate continues to make exciting progress. This week we faced an important deadline to move bills out of the Senate and over to the House for consideration. I wanted to provide a brief ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update: Reducing gun violence and improving education

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update: Reducing gun violence and improving education

Dear friends and neighbors: We have reached the midpoint of the 60-day legislative session. Our Democratic majority in the Senate continues to work closely with the House to advance bills and budget priorities that will improve the lives of people in our state. Over the next eight days, each chamber will consider ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update: Early progress in Olympia

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update: Early progress in Olympia

We are only 12 days into the 2018 legislative session in Olympia, but we are already notching significant victories for the people of our state. Our new Democratic majority in the Senate is working collaboratively with the House to pass legislation bottled up by Republican committee chairs for the last ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

After five years of Republican control of the state Senate, exciting changes are afoot in Olympia. Democrats gained a one-seat majority as a result of this month’s special election in the 45th Legislative District (Redmond/Woodinville). Senate Democrats will now be able to set the agendas for Senate committees and floor ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

With three weeks to go in the 105-day legislative session, only about 400 bills out of the over 2,800 introduced are still alive. That includes eight bills that I introduced, all of which are in the House Rules Committee or on the House floor calendar. Most of our focus for the ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

We are now in week 9 of our 15-week legislative session. This week we reached the “house of origin” cutoff – a deadline for all non-budget bills to move from one chamber to the other. I am thrilled to announce that the last bill that the Senate passed before the ...

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Town Hall coming up March 11

Town Hall coming up March 11

OLYMPIA - Legislators from the 43rd District will be hosting a Town Hall on March 11 at Seattle First Baptist Church. Sen. Jamie Pedersen will join House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Nicole Macri to provide an update on the legislative session and take questions. The event runs from 1 p.m to 2:30 p.m. Read More

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