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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

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 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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Governor approves Wilson bill to improve reentry services

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 “warm handoff” when someone leaves custody and rejoins the community by allowing them to be covered by Medicaid upon their release ...

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Governor signs historic legislation expanding access to childcare

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 major concern for the vast majority of households in Washington,” said Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), the bill’s sponsor. “This new law will ...

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Sen. Claire Wilson receives national Sex Education Champion award

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 to the importance of all people receiving comprehensive sexuality education and quality sexual and reproductive health services that affirm their identities and ...

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Senate passes landmark Wilson bill to expand access to childcare

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 list of concerns for the vast majority of our households,” said Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), the bill’s sponsor. “This bill will help ...

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Senate passes Wilson bill to improve reentry services

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 someone leaves custody and rejoins their community by allowing them to be covered by Medicaid upon their release from incarceration or ...

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

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), would require public schools to notify students and their families of the services available through OEO in at least one ...

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