Category Archives: News Release

View looking south towards the 30th Legislative District and Hwy 167 from Centennial Viewpoint Park. Auburn, WA.
06 Jul
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Legislature’s 2021 budgets bring big investments to 30th district

  The budgets approved by the Legislature this year brought significant investments to the 30th Legislative District, which includes Federal Way, Algona, Pacific, Milton, Des Moines and Auburn. “I’m proud to have supported and advocated for investments that will make ...

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Photo of a woman teaching counting to four children
01 Jul
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New state childcare provisions in Fair Start for Kids Act to take effect

  Several provisions of the Fair Start for Kids Act, the system overhaul the Legislature passed this year in response to the state’s childcare crisis, take effect today. “In Washington, over half a million children do not have access to ...

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Graphic announcing the 30th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall
01 Jun
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 30th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall on June 3

VER ABAJO PARA LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Lawmakers from the 30th Legislative District will hold a live virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, June 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. They will report back on achievements made during the 2021 ...

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A little girl and young woman play a hand game (like pattycake). The girl smiles brightly, and the woman is seen from the side.
13 May
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Governor signs Wilson bill to help kinship caregivers and childcare providers

OLYMPIA Legislation signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee will help kids in foster care stay with family members and in their communities where possible. Senate Bill 5151, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), also waives licensing ...

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10 May
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Governor approves Wilson bill to improve reentry services

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will improve public safety by ensuring access to services for formerly incarcerated or confined individuals reentering the community. Senate Bill 5304, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), will provide a ...

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Preschool aged children sit at a table with a teacher working on arts and crafts. All are wearing face masks.
07 May
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Governor signs historic legislation expanding access to childcare

  OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will address one of the leading challenges for Washington households by dramatically increasing the accessibility and affordability of childcare while stabilizing and expanding an industry in crisis. “Childcare is a ...

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Sen. Wilson sits at her desk on the Senate floor. She's looking up toward the gallery and smiling.
29 Apr
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Sen. Claire Wilson receives national Sex Education Champion award

  OLYMPIA – Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) received the State Sex Education Champion award late Wednesday from SIECUS, a national organization that advocates for and advances comprehensive sexuality education policies. The State Sex Education Champion award recognizes leaders who speak ...

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A child's hand holds a pencil in a large blue pencil grip aid, while practicing tracing zeros on a workbook page.
06 Mar
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Senate passes landmark Wilson bill to expand access to childcare

  OLYMPIA – Sweeping legislation passed today by the Senate would address one of the leading challenges for Washington households by dramatically increasing the accessibility and affordability of childcare while stabilizing and expanding an industry in crisis. “Childcare tops the ...

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05 Mar
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Senate passes Wilson bill to improve reentry services

  OLYMPIA – Today the Senate passed legislation that would improve public safety by ensuring access to services for formerly incarcerated or confined individuals reentering the community. SB 5304, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson, would provide a “warm handoff” when ...

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26 Feb
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Wilson bill to raise families’ awareness of Education Ombuds passes Senate

  OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Senate would raise awareness among families in the public education system about the services of the Office of Education Ombuds in Washington (OEO). Senate Bill 5376, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), ...

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