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Roosevelt High School student serves as page in state Senate

Roosevelt High School student serves as page in state Senate

OLYMPIA – Ritzy Davidson, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of March 27, the 12th week of the 2017 Legislative Session. Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, sponsored Davidson’ week in the Legislature.“Ritzy brought a great energy to the office,” said Saldaña. “It was nice meeting her and having her help for a week. I ...

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Saldaña introduces bill to help reduce car tab fees for low-income families

Saldaña introduces bill to help reduce car tab fees for low-income families

OLYMPIA— Democratic senators introduced five separate reforms today to address frustration surrounding how Sound Transit 3 is handling car tabs.

Senate Bill 5905, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, would adopt a new formula for assessing the value of vehicles taxed by Sound Transit on future bonds issued by accelerating the rate of depreciation.

“We all have a stake in ...

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Saldaña on levy cliff: The persistent voices of the people prevailed today

Saldaña on levy cliff: The persistent voices of the people prevailed today

OLYMPIA – A month and a half after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure, the state Senate passed Senate Bill 5023 just before a key deadline, delaying the so-called levy cliff and a $358 million dollar cut to Washington schools. Following passage of the bill, Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, released this statement:

“The persistent voices of the people prevailed ...

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Saldaña, other women legislators celebrate Int'l Women's Day

Saldaña, other women legislators celebrate Int'l Women's Day

OLYMPIA - Sen. Rebecca Saldaña offered a Senate Resolution on Wednesday, in honor of International Women's Day. This year's International Women's Day theme was, "Be Bold for Change." With that in mind, Saldaña and her fellow women state senators made a short video to mark the day and celebrate women in Washington and throughout the nation and world who are bold ...

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Saldaña on ‘Uber bill’: In the new economy, we need to keep employment standards high

Saldaña on ‘Uber bill’: In the new economy, we need to keep employment standards high

OLYMPIA – A bill by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, to expand access to HOV lanes for blood donation vehicles passed the state Senate unanimously today.

“Blood donation, as well as plasma and tissue donation, is vital to helping those who are critically ill,” Saldaña said. “My father became a blood donor as a child so he could help his sister, and ...

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Saldaña bill aims to improve access to HOV lanes for blood-donation vehicles

Saldaña bill aims to improve access to HOV lanes for blood-donation vehicles

OLYMPIA – A bill by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, to expand access to HOV lanes for blood donation vehicles passed the state Senate unanimously today. “Blood donation, as well as plasma and tissue donation, is vital to helping those who are critically ill,” Saldaña said. “My father became a blood donor as a child so he could help his sister, and ...

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Saldaña: Día Legislativo para los Latinos más importante que nunca

Saldaña: Día Legislativo para los Latinos más importante que nunca

OLYMPIA - La Senadora Estatal Rebecca Saldaña publicó esta declaración después del anual Día Legislativo para los Latinos en el Capitolio:

"Es maravilloso ver a tantas familias, niños y trabajadores latinos reunidos hoy en su Capitolio estatal. Ahora más que nunca tenemos que seguir abogando por las políticas que afectan a las familias latinas en nuestro estado. También es crítico en ...

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Saldaña bill to help survivors of human trafficking passes Senate

Saldaña bill to help survivors of human trafficking passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to help survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation passed the state Senate on Wednesday, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, the first bill for the new senator. “Everyone deserves a fair chance and everyone deserves justice,” Saldaña said. “This is a simple bill that can have significant and positive impacts on the lives of girls, boys, women ...

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Saldaña on Real ID: Two-tier system fosters division when we most need unity

Saldaña on Real ID: Two-tier system fosters division when we most need unity

OLYMPIA – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, released the following statement after the Senate Transportation Committee moved Senate Bill 5008, regarding Real ID, out of committee:

“We already have other options for compliance, including enhanced drivers’ licenses. Marking standard licenses so citizenship is unclear leads to a number of issues, including the possibility people will simply drive without licenses or without ...

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Saldaña co-sponsors ‘Ban the Box’ legislation

Saldaña co-sponsors ‘Ban the Box’ legislation

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to prohibit employers from requiring disclosure of past arrests or convictions on job applications was introduced today in the state Senate. “While the other Washington is gridlocked, it is more important than ever to find ways to make a positive and immediate difference in the lives of the people in our state,” said Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, ...

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