Category Archives: News Release

13 May
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Van De Wege bill to allow lower-cost generic drugs becomes law

Costly prescription drugs could become available to Washingtonians in the form of far less expensive generic products, thanks to legislation signed into law Wednesday by the governor. “It’s common knowledge that Americans pay far more for everyday prescription drugs than ...

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03 May
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It’s the law: Van De Wege bill bans destructive seabed mining

Seabed mining, a growing industry that destroys natural habitat to extract minerals and deposits from the ocean floor, is prohibited in offshore Washington waters by legislation signed into law today by the governor. “This will ensure that our offshore habitat ...

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26 Apr
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Van De Wege bill to maximize salmon recovery funds takes effect

Effective immediately, grants to boost the state’s salmon population are exempt from sales and B&O taxes. Senate Bill 5220, which took effect upon being signed today by the governor, codifies that nonprofits do not need to pay sales-and-use tax on ...

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09 Apr
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Van De Wege bill to maximize salmon recovery funds passes House

Legislation passed unanimously today by the House will ensure that grants to boost the state’s salmon population cannot be subjected to sales or B&O taxes. Senate Bill 5220, which already passed the Senate, codifies that nonprofits do not need to ...

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04 Mar
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Senate passes Van De Wege bill to allow lower-cost generic drugs

Costly prescription drugs could become available to Washingtonians in the form of far less expensive generic products, under legislation passed today by the Senate. “We want generics to be as cheap and safe as possible,” Sen. Kevin Van De Wege ...

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04 Mar
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Senate passes Van De Wege bill to maximize salmon recovery funds

Legislation passed 48-1 today by the Senate would ensure that grants to boost the state’s salmon population cannot be subjected to sales or B&O taxes. Senate Bill 5220 would codify that nonprofits do not need to pay sales-and-use tax on ...

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04 Mar
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Senate passes Van De Wege bill to ban destructive seabed mining

Legislation passed unanimously today by the Senate would ban seabed mining, a growing industry that ravages natural habitat to extract minerals and deposits from the ocean floor. “So far, seabed mining has not been practiced in our state, and this ...

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22 Feb
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Van De Wege’s generic drug bill clears key committee

Legislation to make less expensive prescription drugs available to Washingtonians cleared a pivotal committee today, positioning it for a vote before the full Senate. Senate Bill 5203, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, (D-Sequim), was approved by the Senate ...

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11 Feb
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Van De Wege bill would open door to more local parks capacity

Local governments would be able to improve, expand and add public parks to satisfy historically high demand, under legislation passed by the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee. “The coronavirus pandemic has reconnected people with the pleasures and enjoyment of ...

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05 Feb
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Van De Wege bill targets ‘unnecessarily high cost of drugs’

Costly prescription drugs could become available to Washingtonians in the form of far less expensive generic products, under legislation passed today out of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. “Generics are a cheaper alternative to many name-brand drugs ...

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