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Saldaña: Transportation budget keeps our region moving forward

Saldaña: Transportation budget keeps our region moving forward

OLYMPIA – Following the unanimous passage of the Senate Transportation Budget, Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, released this statement: “Ensuring transportation funding that moves our state forward is one of the most critical issues in our district. Being stuck in traffic in our cars is about time away from our families, missed economic opportunities for our state, and pollution that increases asthma ...

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Bill to help survivors of human trafficking on its way to becoming law

Bill to help survivors of human trafficking on its way to becoming law

OLYMPIA – A bill to help survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday and is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. “Everyone deserves a fair chance and everyone deserves justice,” said Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, the bill’s prime sponsor. “Survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation in our state ...

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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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