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Legislative Page Nicole Anders

OLYMPIA — Nicole Anders, a student at Sequim High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Nicole is the daughter of Shauna and Steve Anders of Sequim. Nicole took care of a variety of responsibilities in her work as a page. Nicole plays softball at Sequim High and is considering pursuing a career in Business Management after she graduates. (Links to print-quality photos below. … Continue reading

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Rep. Van De Wege Introduces Legislation to Outlaw “Ticket Bots”

Scalpers who use software to drive up ticket prices could face penalties under Consumer Protection Act OLYMPIA—State Representative Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, announced today that his proposed legislation, House Bill 1091, has been scheduled to be voted on in the Technology & Economic Development Committee next week. Voting to recommend the legislation forward is the next step in the process. “Just like we see Wall Street abusing computer software to drive up the sale of stock, there are companies … Continue reading

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Rep. Kevin Van De Wege Proposes Stronger Penalty Options for Public Disclosure Commission

Legislation would recommend felony prosecution for egregious violations of campaign finance laws OLYMPIA—Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) announced today legislation that would give the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) the option to recommend felony charges when it deals with egregious violations of campaign finance laws. Currently, the PDC is limited to fining donors who purposefully and willfully circumvent laws designed to make contributions transparent. This proposal would require the PDC to refer violations to the state attorney general for criminal … Continue reading

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House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

The House Democratic Caucus met in Olympia today and selected a number of leaders for the next Legislature. Frank Chopp (Seattle): House Speaker-designate Pat Sullivan (Covington): Majority Leader Eric Pettigrew (Seattle): Majority Caucus Chair Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim): Majority Whip Kris Lytton (Anacortes): Majority Floor Leader The remaining members of the HDC Leadership team, including the Speaker pro tem-designate, will be elected at a future date. The Speaker-designate and Speaker pro tem-designate must be elected by the entire House … Continue reading

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House OKs elections bills highlighting fairness, efficiency

Equity, common sense emphasized in voting measures sent over to the Senate  The state House of Representatives today approved plans for major improvements in the elections system. Aimed at helping turn the “one person-one vote” American dream into a reality for every Washingtonian, five elections bills cleared the House and were sent on to the Senate. Although rights don’t come much more American than voting, far too many citizens today are systematically and systemically denied a fair shake at marking … Continue reading

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