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Group of House Democrats sends letter to Inslee supporting acceptance of refugees

OLYMPIA – Today a group of 18 House Democrats sent a letter to Governor Inslee commending his leadership in the potential resettlement of thousands of families and orphans from war-torn Syria. The letter also comes as a response to a letter delivered last week by state Senate Republicans and recent bigoted diatribes, as well as last Friday’s anti-refugee rally at the capital where a handful of state legislators continued to stoke fear and misinformation. “We wanted to make sure that … Continue reading

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Dunshee chosen to serve as House budget chair

OLYMPIA—Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish) was elected as new chair of the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives. “It’s humbling to be chosen for this job,” said Dunshee. “Writing the state budget is about more than numbers. It’s about great public schools and universities for our kids, health care for seniors and the disabled and making sure citizens across the state get the services they need.” Dunshee is the long-time chair of the Capital Budget Committee, which writes the state’s … Continue reading

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McCleary Phase II

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House passes transportation investment package

$16.1 billion investment will create jobs, reduce congestion OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives has passed a package of bills making significant new investments in Washington’s transportation system, following a deal reached between House and Senate negotiators. “House Democrats have been working for almost three years to pass a transportation package that will provide relief to commuters and help grow our economy,” said House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “With this legislation heading to the Governor’s desk, we are … Continue reading

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Washington State Legislators Celebrate SCOTUS Decision on Marriage Equality

In 2012, a bipartisan group of Washington legislators stood up for LGBTQ couples by voting “Yes” for marriage equality. Opponents sent the issue to a vote of the people, which Washington voters overwhelmingly approved. Today, Washington legislators and staff took to the steps of the capitol building to stand together, celebrate and thank the Supreme Court for its landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that all couples are equal under the Constitution, securing marriage equality in all 50 … Continue reading

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