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NBC Right Now: Gov. Inslee signs off $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief bill, securing immediate aid for several industries

NBC Right Now: Gov. Inslee signs off $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief bill, securing immediate aid for several industries

On Friday Governor Jay Inslee signed off on three COVID-19 bills, including House Bill 1368, set to provide $2.2 billion dollars in relief to Washingtonians. "Today I am signing House Bill 1368, which is taking early action by the legislature, that ...

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King 5: Inslee expected to sign $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief bill this week

King 5: Inslee expected to sign $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief bill this week

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the next round of COVID-19 relief bills in the coming week. The Washington legislature approved a bill on Wednesday to allocate $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 funding. Because it has an emergency clause, ...

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The Spokesman-Review: Washington House passes $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief package, heads to Senate this week

The Spokesman-Review: Washington House passes $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief package, heads to Senate this week

A state COVID-19 relief bill that would allocate $2.2 billion in federal funds passed the House of Representatives on Monday, meaning some financial assistance is one step closer for businesses and families struggling because of the pandemic. The proposal allocates the ...

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The Daily Chronicle: Washington State Lawmakers Propose a $2.2 Billion COVID-19 Package Supporting Renters, Vaccinations, Businesses

The Daily Chronicle: Washington State Lawmakers Propose a $2.2 Billion COVID-19 Package Supporting Renters, Vaccinations, Businesses

Washington state lawmakers Friday afternoon released the outline of a new COVID-19 relief bill aimed at boosting vaccine distribution and contact tracing, and aiding schools, renters and small businesses amid the pandemic. The $2.2 billion measure is funded largely by federal ...

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Auburn Examiner: Das Bill Would Require Recycling and Reuse Standards in New Products and Packaging

Auburn Examiner: Das Bill Would Require Recycling and Reuse Standards in New Products and Packaging

A bill pre-filed by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) would create an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in which producers fund and operate an efficient, sustainable system for recycling packaging and paper products including plastic, metal, paper and glass. The bill ...

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Kitsap Sun: As Kitsap's lawmakers ready for a remote legislative session, here's how to keep up

Kitsap Sun: As Kitsap's lawmakers ready for a remote legislative session, here's how to keep up

On Monday morning, Tarra Simmons will enter the Kitsap County Courthouse a different person than she was a little over nine years ago, on the day she appeared in the building to be sentenced. That day, in October 2011, she ...

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Bainbridge Island Review: Democrats ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

Bainbridge Island Review: Democrats ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

A group of Democratic state lawmakers want Gov. Jay Inslee to consider replacing his ban on indoor dining with stricter limits on how many people restaurants and bars can serve inside at any one time. Seven senators and two representatives sent ...

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Kitsap Sun: Election Q&A: Christine Rolfes challenged by Pam Madden-Boyer for 23rd Senate Seat

Kitsap Sun: Election Q&A: Christine Rolfes challenged by Pam Madden-Boyer for 23rd Senate Seat

Democrat Christine Rolfes and Republican Pam Madden-Boyer will face off in a general election contest to win the 23rd Legislative District's seat in the Senate.

Rolfes, of Bainbridge Island, has held seats in both houses of the Legislature since 2007 representing ...

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National Caucus of Environmental Legislators: NCEL Recognizes Five State Legislators for their Dedication to Environmental Issues

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators: NCEL Recognizes Five State Legislators for their Dedication to Environmental Issues

On August 6, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) recognized five state lawmakers for outstanding accomplishments on environmental issues. NCEL presented Georgia State Representative Park Cannon and New Mexico State Representative Angelica Rubio with the Rising Environmental Leader award. NCEL ...

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Kitsap Daily News: Sen. Rolfes will sit on COVID-19 economic recovery committee

Kitsap Daily News: Sen. Rolfes will sit on COVID-19 economic recovery committee

Washington State Sen. Christine Rolfes, representing Kitsap’s 23rd legislative district, will be part of the bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery, which will guide the state Legislature’s next moves in responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Rolfes, a Bainbridge Island Democrat, ...

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