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Public-Private partnership charts the path forward to preserve and repurpose a south Puget Sound icon, the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters building

Public-Private partnership charts the path forward to preserve and repurpose a south Puget Sound icon, the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters building

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 13, 2022 — Effective immediately, as part of Governor Jay Inslee signing the 2022-23 Supplemental Capital Budget passed unanimously by the Legislature, the State will start evaluating potential options for purchasing or leasing the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters building in Federal Way. The vision is to transform the iconic 340,000 SF office building into a dedicated space for ...

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Senate Approves Funding for Move Ahead Washington

Senate Approves Funding for Move Ahead Washington

OLYMPIA – The Senate just passed SB 5974— Move Ahead Washington, which would allocate $16.8 billion over 16 years to prioritize the transportation sector of our state with unprecedented investments and reduce our carbon footprint.

“A huge investment I am thrilled about, is a new policy to allow kids to ride free on all public transportation,” said Sen. Claire Wilson ...

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Wilson bills deliver on child safety, education, community care

Wilson bills deliver on child safety, education, community care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 7, 2022  Wilson bills deliver on child safety, education, community care  Olympia – A package of bills sponsored by State Sen. Claire Wilson(D-Auburn) would strengthen child safety, recognize academic achievement, and improve public access to school resources.   SB 5498 would recognize the academic achievements of a student who has completed necessary classwork but died prior to graduation by allowing the student’s parents to receive a posthumous ...

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Wilson, Johnson, Taylor to hold virtual Town Hall Jan. 20

Wilson, Johnson, Taylor to hold virtual Town Hall Jan. 20

Please join your lawmakers from the 30th Legislative District for a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. This is their chance to hear from you and update you on their priorities this legislative session. The 30th District includes Federal Way, Algona, Pacific, Milton, Des Moines and Auburn. WHO: Sen. Claire Wilson, Rep. Jesse Johnson, Rep. Jamila Taylor WHAT: ...

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Wilson to chair Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee

Wilson to chair Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee

  OLYMPIA – Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) has been chosen to chair the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee in the 2022 legislative session. “I’m honored to assume this new position,” said Wilson. “I will draw on my long experience as an educator to continue to address the root causes of the challenges facing our communities, including ensuring that the needs ...

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Wilson receives multiple awards in 2021 for education work

Wilson receives multiple awards in 2021 for education work

In 2021, Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) was recognized with numerous awards her work on policies in early learning and childcare, as well as comprehensive sexual health education. Below is a brief description of each award.

Golden Crayon Award from the Early Learning Action Alliance for Wilson’s outstanding leadership in early learning and her commitment to advancing early learning policies and funding ...

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Legislature’s 2021 budgets bring big investments to 30th district

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 life in our district better, from improving programs that increase equity and support our youth, to fostering community development and addressing the ...

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New state childcare provisions in Fair Start for Kids Act to take effect

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 licensed childcare,” said Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), who sponsored the act. “Even where there is childcare available, the cost is so high ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 30th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall on June 3

MEDIA ADVISORY: 30th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall on June 3

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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 legislative session, and will answer constituent questions, which can be submitted live in the video comments or ahead of ...

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Governor signs Wilson bill to help kinship caregivers and childcare providers

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 fees for childcare providers until 2023 and establishes a permanent program for outdoor, nature-based early learning. 

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