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Governor approves committee to ensure pesticide safety

Governor approves committee to ensure pesticide safety

OLYMPIAYesterday Gov. Jay Inslee approved the creation of a committee to address safety in the application of pesticides in Washington.

Senate Bill 5550, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), will establish a Pesticide Application Safety Committee to examine how state agencies collect and track data related to the application of pesticides, and ...

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Governor signs Saldaña bill to clear barriers for international medical graduates

Governor signs Saldaña bill to clear barriers for international medical graduates

OLYMPIAYesterday Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation establishing a work group that will develop recommendations for a program to aid international medical graduates in overcoming barriers to professional careers in Washington state.

The work group established by Senate Bill 5846 will recommend strategies to reduce barriers for graduates of medical programs at institutions ...

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Governor approves measures to accelerate family reunification

Governor approves measures to accelerate family reunification

OLYMPIA A law approved by Gov. Jay Inslee today establishes a child welfare housing assistance program to shorten the time that children remain in out-of-home care.

Senate Bill 5718, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), creates a Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) pilot program to provide housing assistance to parents whose ...

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Governor signs law to crack down on prevailing wage violations

Governor signs law to crack down on prevailing wage violations

OLYMPIA Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill applying stricter penalties to public works contractors who violate prevailing wage laws.

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) sponsored Senate Bill 5035 at the request of the state attorney general to combat wage theft and delay by contractors on public works contracts, all of whom are ...

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State senators comment on federal changes to Coastal Zone Management Act

State senators comment on federal changes to Coastal Zone Management Act

OLYMPIA -- In an April 22 letter to the Office for Coastal Management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 21 Washington Democrats voiced concerns over proposed procedural changes to the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) federal consistency review process.

The state senators expressed concern that the proposed changes would reduce the voice of ...

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Saldaña supports nurses’ collective bargaining choices, not 8-hour shifts

Saldaña supports nurses’ collective bargaining choices, not 8-hour shifts

OLYMPIA Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) issued this statement today regarding the passage of House Bill 1155:

“I do not support eight-hour work days for nurses. I support the flexible work schedule choices nurses make through collective bargaining to suit what works best for them and their families as well as for their patients’ needs. I believe ...

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House passes Saldaña bill to reunify children and families faster

House passes Saldaña bill to reunify children and families faster

OLYMPIAYesterday the House passed legislation on an overwhelming 92-5 vote to shorten the time that children remain in out-of-home care by establishing a child welfare housing assistance program.

Senate Bill 5718, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), creates a Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) pilot program to provide ...

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Proyecto de ley honrando a la activista de derechos civiles, Dolores Huerta, es aprobado por la Legislatura

Proyecto de ley honrando a la activista de derechos civiles, Dolores Huerta, es aprobado por la Legislatura

OLYMPIA – Hoy el Senado aprobó una legislación histórica para designar el 10 de abril como Día de Dolores Huerta en la presencia de la misma Sra. Huerta.

El Proyecto de Ley de la Cámara de Representantes HB 1906, patrocinado por la Representante Lillian Ortiz-Self, Demócrata de Mukilteo, honra a Dolores Huerta, ...

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Bill honoring civil rights activist Dolores Huerta passes Legislature

Bill honoring civil rights activist Dolores Huerta passes Legislature

OLYMPIA Today the Senate passed historic legislation to designate April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day as Ms. Huerta herself looked on.

House Bill 1906, sponsored by Rep. Lilian Ortiz-Self, honors Dolores Huerta, a feminist, civil rights activist and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 and was instrumental in California’s adoption ...

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Senate approves housing assistance for family reunification

Senate approves housing assistance for family reunification

OLYMPIAToday the Senate passed legislation to establish a child welfare housing assistance program to shorten the time that children remain in out-of-home care.

Senate Bill 5718, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), would create a pilot program through the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) that would provide housing assistance to ...

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