Category Archives: News Release

Photo of children holding signs encouraging action on climate change
31 Aug
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Session Recap Series: The Environment and Climate Justice

August 31, 2021

Dear neighbors, In the last issue of my session recap e-newsletter series, we looked at some legislation we passed in the 2021 session in support of equity and racial justice.  Today I’d like to touch on our incredible ...

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Graphic announcing the 37th Legislative District's Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, June 1 at 6 pm
28 May
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 37th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall on June 1

May 28, 2021

VER ABAJO PARA LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Lawmakers from the 37th Legislative District will hold a live virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 1 at from 6:00-7:00 pm. They will report back on achievements made during ...

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Screen shot of TVW broadcast of Gov. Inslee's bill signing event for SB 5141, the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act. The governor is shown seated at a table holding a paper and pen. Behind him many people are lined up to watch. In front of him, several photographers kneel taking photos.
17 May
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Governor approves Saldaña’s HEAL Act to ensure environmental justice

May 17, 2021 

OLYMPIA Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will reduce environmental health disparities and improve the health of all people in Washington state using principles of environmental justice. Senate Bill 5141, the Healthy Environment for All ...

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14 Apr
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Governor signs bill to protect homebuyers from faulty electrical work

April 14, 2021

OLYMPIAToday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a measure that will protect people who purchase “flipped” homes from damage or injury due to inadequately performed electrical work. Senate Bill 5267, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña ...

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An aerial view of some waterfront neighborhoods in Seattle.
01 Mar
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Senate passes Saldaña’s HEAL Act to ensure environmental justice

March 1, 2021

OLYMPIA Legislation passed today by the Senate would reduce environmental health disparities in Washington state and improve the health of all people in Washington using principles of environmental justice. Senate Bill 5141, also known as the ...

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An aerial shot of Seattle.
14 Jan
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Saldaña’s HEAL Act would ensure equitable policy implementation

January 14, 2021

OLYMPIA Senate Bill 5141, also known as the HEAL Act and introduced by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) this week, would reduce environmental health disparities in Washington state and improve the health of all Washington state residents ...

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01 Dec
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Saldaña to join Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee

December 1, 2020

OLYMPIA – Starting with the 2021 legislative session, Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) will join the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee*. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on this committee to address problems that have ...

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USPS mail truck parked on the street, with a house in the background. The mail carrier is seated inside the vehicle.
18 Aug
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Saldaña: Changes to USPS must be undone to ensure fair election

August 18, 2020

Deputy Senate Majority Leader Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) issued the statement below following the announcement today by the Postmaster General that he will cease operational changes to the US Postal Service until after the November election: “I am pleased ...

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View looking into jail cell from outside the cell's bars.
02 Apr
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Governor approves ban on use of for-profit prisons

OLYMPIAToday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation prohibiting Washington state from contracting with private prisons. Senate Bill 6442, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), would prohibit the state from sending people to for-profit prisons outside the ...

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Woman feeding toddler.
27 Mar
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Governor approves bill to explore increased access to benefits for caregivers

OLYMPIA Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law a measure to explore giving access to unemployment benefits to those who become unemployed due to family caregiving responsibilities. Currently, unemployment insurance law does not allow people to collect unemployment benefits ...

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