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Stanford bill to help people keep their homes signed into law

Stanford bill to help people keep their homes signed into law

Many Washingtonians hit by financial catastrophe will have a greater chance to stay in their own homes under a bill signed into law yesterday. “People should not lose their homes because of a crisis like the pandemic,” said Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), the bill’s sponsor. “This shock to the entire economy has put many people, including many small business owners, ...

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Legislature passes Stanford bill to extend unemployment during pandemic

Legislature passes Stanford bill to extend unemployment during pandemic

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians will have greater access to extended unemployment benefits during times of high unemployment, under a bill that passed the House today and is headed to the governor’s desk. “This bill helps the workers who are suffering most from the pandemic recession,” said Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), the bill’s sponsor. “It removes red tape to unlock access to ...

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Senate passes Stanford bill to extend unemployment during pandemic

Senate passes Stanford bill to extend unemployment during pandemic

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians would have greater access to extended unemployment benefits during times of high unemployment, under a bill passed by a strong bipartisan majority of the Senate today.  This bill strengthens the safety net for people who are laid off during the pandemic,” said Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), the bill’s ...

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PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: Reunión pública en línea del distrito legislativo 1

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: Reunión pública en línea del distrito legislativo 1

Únase a sus legisladores del 1er distrito legislativo para una reunión pública virtual. Esta es nuestra oportunidad de informarle sobre asuntos importantes ante la legislatura y escuchar sus ideas, comentarios y preguntas para que podamos representarle mejor en Olimpia. Este distrito incluye todo, o partes de, Bothell, Brier, Kirkland, Mountlake Terrace, Alderwood Manor, Cathcart, Clearview y Maltby. Puede enviar preguntas ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 1st Legislative District virtual town hall

MEDIA ADVISORY: 1st Legislative District virtual town hall

Please join your lawmakers from the 1st Legislative District for a virtual town hall meeting. This is our chance to report on major issues before the Legislature and hear your ideas, comments and questions so that we can best represent you in Olympia. The 1st District includes all or parts of Bothell, Brier, Kirkland, Mountlake Terrace, Alderwood Manor, Cathcart, Clearview ...

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Senate passes Stanford bill to help keep people from losing their homes

Senate passes Stanford bill to help keep people from losing their homes

OLYMPIA – Many people hit by financial catastrophe would have a greater chance to stay in their own homes, under a bill passed by the Senate today. “When a crisis like the pandemic hits, many people, including many small business owners, suddenly can’t pay their bills because of factors beyond their control and are in danger of going bankrupt and losing ...

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Stanford bill to engage tribes in emergency management passes Senate

Stanford bill to engage tribes in emergency management passes Senate

OLYMPIA – Native American tribes would gain a say in Washington state’s emergency management preparations under legislation passed unanimously today by the Senate. “Emergencies do not recognize borders,” said Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), the bill’s sponsor. “It’s crucial that federally recognized tribes, as sovereign nations, have a seat at the table as our state plans for emergencies like a pandemic.” Read More

Stanford: Clean fuels could reduce carbon emissions, health problems

Stanford: Clean fuels could reduce carbon emissions, health problems

BOTHELL – This year, Washington state could join the rest of the west coast in a significant step toward reducing carbon pollution as well as health risks from fuel emissions, if a bill sponsored by Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) passes. SB 5231 would implement a clean fuels standard in Washington. The standard would set a trajectory for oil refiners and ...

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Governor signs bill to build pathways for international medical grads

Governor signs bill to build pathways for international medical grads

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today legislation to reduce barriers for international medical graduates who want to continue their professional careers in Washington state. Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) sponsored Senate Bill 6551, which addresses professional barriers for medical providers who graduate from institutions outside the U.S. and Canada. The bill is based on recommendations from a work group ...

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Governor approves stricter safety regulations for asbestos

Governor approves stricter safety regulations for asbestos

OLYMPIA – Today the governor signed legislation into law that tightens the regulation of asbestos in building materials and existing industrial facilities. Senate Bill 6473, sponsored by Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), restricts the use of asbestos-containing building materials and requires owners of industrial facilities to monitor known installations of asbestos. The law prohibits, with some exceptions, the use of asbestos-containing materials ...

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