Published on May 18, 2017

OLYMPIA – Seattle-area households could see a sharp increase in property taxes if the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan prevails. The Seattle Public Schools property tax levy could increase by nearly $1 billion by 2021, according to nonpartisan House… READ MORE

Published on May 16, 2017

TACOMA – A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers to target distracted driving received the governor’s endorsement today. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act updates the 2010 state law regarding the use of personal electronic devices by people when… READ MORE

Published on May 16, 2017

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation providing new protections for pregnant women in the workplace. Senate Bill 5835, sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, will ensure that tens of thousands of pregnant workers in Washington are guaranteed… READ MORE

Published on April 20, 2017

Legislators are sending a measure to the governor’s desk that cracks down on the use of handheld electronic devices behind the wheel. It goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, prime sponsored the House version of… READ MORE

Published on April 12, 2017

OLYMPIA – The state House today passed legislation cracking down on one of the state’s top causes of distracted driving: the use of personal electronic devices behind the wheel. SB 5289, also known as the Driving Under the Influence of… READ MORE

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