Published on March 9, 2016

OLYMPIA – The Senate approved legislation (HB 2545) sponsored by Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) that would ban the use of five toxic flame retardants in everyday items, like furniture and children’s products, and allows future study of other… READ MORE

Published on March 3, 2016

OLYMPIA – Small businesses are one step closer to relief from unscrupulous music licensing agents now that the Senate has passed an amended version of HB 1763. The bill, a priority piece of legislation from Rep. Kevin Van De Wege… READ MORE

Published on March 2, 2016

One week left in Olympia With only a week left, I’m working hard to make sure we get some important bills passed. We’re still passing bills, and the House is now considering bills sent over from the Senate, and they’re… READ MORE

Published on February 18, 2016

Hello from Olympia and the end of our sixth week in the nine week session. This past Wednesday was the “House of Origin cutoff,” when the House of Representatives had to pass all of their bills so we can move… READ MORE

Published on February 16, 2016

OLYMPIA – As a firefighter, Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) knows how often toxic flame retardant chemicals are used in toys and furniture used by our families every day. As a state representative, he has sponsored multiple bills to… READ MORE

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