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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Greetings from Olympia! We are now a month into the 105-day legislative session. We have spent most of our time so far in committee, reviewing over 1,700 bills introduced so far. Our first major cutoff will come two weeks from today, giving us a much better idea of which ideas actually ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Greetings from Olympia! We are wrapping up the first week of the 2017 legislative session. I continue to serve as ranking member on the Senate Law & Justice Committee, which has jurisdiction over civil and criminal law issues such as gun regulation, the death penalty, and police use of deadly force.  ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

We are wrapping up the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. Most of our time so far has been spent in committee, reviewing the 2,000 or so bills that legislators have introduced this session (and some left over from 2015). This year I serve as ranking member on the ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Greetings from Olympia! We are wrapping up the third week of the 2015 legislative session, hard at work on funding our public schools, funding mental health services, and crafting a package of transportation infrastructure investments and the revenue to pay for them.  Already, legislators have introduced more than 1,300 bills on a wide ...

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See you in November

See you in November

Dear friends, Beginning July 1, election-year restrictions begin on my external communications. These restrictions include updates to this website over the next several months. If you need more information or have a legislative issue, please don’t hesitate to contact me. It’s always an honor to serve you in Olympia.

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Legislators voice support for equal healthcare coverage for transgender Washingtonians

Legislators voice support for equal healthcare coverage for transgender Washingtonians

The lesbian and gay members of the Washington State Legislature applaud Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s announcement that, in accordance with both the Affordable Care Act and Washington’s 2006 anti-discrimination law, that health insurance plans sold in Washington state must provide medically necessary care for transgender Washingtonians. “I am proud that once ...

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative video update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative video update

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Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

Sen. Pedersen's legislative update

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