Category Archives: News Release

wild orcas breaching
18 Feb
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Salomon’s bill to boost critical Orca food supply wins Senate approval

A bill aimed at restoring salmon habitat for Puget Sound orcas struggling to find enough food to survive was approved by the Senate by a vote of 28-21 on Thursday. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would require ...

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13 Jan
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Salomon bill would limit discipline and accountability provisions in police union contracts

OLYMPIA – State Senator Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) introduced a bill to rebuild public trust in law enforcement agencies by placing limits on law enforcement collective bargaining agreements related to officer discipline and accountability, and preventing police unions and their employers ...

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19 Oct
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Statement from Sen. Jesse Salomon in response to allegations of an attack on a Seattle Police Officer

“I strongly condemn violence in all forms. That includes violence against law enforcement officers like the recent alleged attack on a Seattle Police officer near Denny Park. “There is an important nationwide dialogue happening now around systemic and structural problems with ...

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Sen. Jesse Salomon
05 Mar
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Salomon’s foreign donations bill clears House

OLYMPIA – A bill to set up state level enforcement against illegal foreign donations in political campaigns in response to the Federal Elections Commission’s abandonment of campaign finance enforcement received a unanimous vote from the House of Representatives on Wednesday. ...

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orca whales
17 Feb
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Salomon’s shoreline armoring bill wins Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill aimed at restoring salmon habitat for Puget Sound orcas struggling to find enough food to survive was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 32-16. SB 6147, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would ...

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Senator Salomon with Page Alexander Schramke
21 Jan
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Alex Schramke serves as page in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Alex Schramke, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 13.  Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Jesse Salomon (D–Shoreline) sponsored Schramke’s week in the Legislature.   The page program offers a hands–on opportunity for students to find out how ...

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16 Jan
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Salomon to focus on salmon habitat, protecting pets, cracking down on ‘swatting’

OLYMPIA – As the 2020 legislative session gets underway this week, Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) introduced a slate of bills dealing with a variety of issues ranging from cracking down on “swatting” to protecting pets left alone in hot vehicles. ...

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08 May
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Governor signs prohibition on fracking in Washington

OLYMPIA – Washington will now prohibit the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for oil and natural gas exploration and production, according to legislation that Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today. Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), sponsored Senate Bill 5145 ...

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24 Apr
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Senate recognizes heroic efforts of Metro bus driver

OLYMPIA – The Senate today approved a resolution honoring King County Metro bus driver Eric Stark for his actions during a shooting in Seattle last month. Stark was operating a Metro bus in North Seattle on March 27 when a ...

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17 Apr
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House approves Salomon bill prohibiting fracking in Washington

OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State House of Representatives approved legislation to prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for oil and natural gas exploration and production in Washington. Senate Bill 5145, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), will ...

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