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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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, ...Read More