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Doglio’s rape survivor bill heads to Governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – A bill that will remove legal barriers for women seeking to terminate the parental rights of their rapists is one step away from becoming law. HB 1543, sponsored by Rep. Beth Doglio (D-Olympia) would close a current gap in state… READ MORE

Measure to rein in illegal gun purchases on its way to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – Under current law, there are no consequences when a person who is ineligible to own a firearm tries to buy one but fails the background check. Rep. Drew Hansen’s (D-Bainbridge Island) bill, on its way to the Governor’s desk after… READ MORE

Washington legislators sign resolution in support of science

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, 58 members of the Washington State House of Representatives signed a resolution recognizing the importance of supporting the scientific community. The bipartisan resolution, spearheaded by Rep. Vandana Slatter (D-Bellevue), describes the significance of scientific discovery and research… READ MORE

“The Stranger” Guest Editorial: Don’t Let Statewide Funding for Homelessness Expire

Rep. Nicole Macri WE’RE DAYS AWAY from the end of the 2017 legislative session, and the state legislature has yet to intervene in our statewide homelessness crisis with the positive solutions right there in front of them. (MORE)

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by Washington House Democrats

For many of you getting your 2017 car tab bill, there was some sticker shock. The passage of Sound Transit 3 added an additional tax to the annual fee you pay with car registration. That is a heavy burden to... READ MORE

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