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Gov. Inslee signs bill addressing aerial pesticides

Gov. Inslee signs bill addressing aerial pesticides

OLYMPIA – Legislation to assess the threats to public health and the overall environment from pesticides sprayed above forestlands was signed into law by Gov. Inslee on Thursday.

Senate Bill 5597, sponsored by Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), ...

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Inslee signs bill to prevent toxic pollution

Inslee signs bill to prevent toxic pollution

OLYMPIA – A comprehensive measure to protect people and sensitive species from a wide range of toxic chemicals was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 5135, sponsored by Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), directs ...

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Inslee signs new vessel restrictions to protect orcas

Inslee signs new vessel restrictions to protect orcas

OLYMPIA – A measure to reduce vessel noise and disturbance for southern resident orca whales was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 5577, sponsored by Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), increases the distance boats ...

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Governor signs bill to fund bump stock buyback

Governor signs bill to fund bump stock buyback

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation today to fund a short-term program that will allow the state to buy back bump stock devices that were outlawed by both the state and federal government in 2018.

Senate ...

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Kitsap legislators to host town hall meetings

Kitsap legislators to host town hall meetings

OLYMPIA – Legislators representing Kitsap County’s 23rd Legislative District will host two town hall meetings on Saturday, March 23, to provide an update on the 2019 legislative session in Olympia and take questions from district residents.

Who: Sen. ...

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Senate passes bill to reduce plastic packaging waste

Senate passes bill to reduce plastic packaging waste

OLYMPIA – The Senate has unanimously approved a measure to set bold state goals to reduce plastic packaging waste by ensuring that the producers of plastic packaging take responsibility for their products’ life cycle from design through end-of-life management. Senate Bill ...

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Senate passes new vessel restrictions to protect orcas

Senate passes new vessel restrictions to protect orcas

OLYMPIA – A measure to reduce vessel noise and disturbance for southern resident orca whales passed the Senate today on a 46-3 vote.

Senate Bill 5577, sponsored by Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), would increase the distance boats ...

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Bill to prevent toxic pollution passes Senate

Bill to prevent toxic pollution passes Senate

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate today approved a comprehensive measure to remove and prevent the spread of a wide range of toxic chemicals that affect public health and the environment.

Senate Bill 5135, sponsored by Sen. ...

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Senate passes bill addressing aerial pesticides

Senate passes bill addressing aerial pesticides

OLYMPIA – Threats to public health and the overall environment from pesticides sprayed above forestlands would be the focus of a working group created by legislation passed by the Senate today on a 47-0 vote.

Senate Bill ...

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Rolfes to lead Senate budget-writing committee in 2019

Rolfes to lead Senate budget-writing committee in 2019

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, will continue to chair the crucial Senate budget committee, Ways & Means, when the Washington State Legislature convenes in 2019. Rolfes was first appointed chair following the 2017 election, which shifted control of ...

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