Published on February 4, 2016

OLYMPIA – Not all students are the same. That point was clear today as the state House of Representatives approved a bill to close the education opportunity gap in Washington. The opportunity gap refers to structural problems within the education system… READ MORE

Published on February 3, 2016

OLYMPIA – Improving the health of Washington’s schoolchildren was the driving concern behind the state House’s approval today of legislation concerning the supervision of school nurses. HB 1790, sponsored by Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), recognizes that school nurses serve two… READ MORE

Published on February 3, 2016

OLYMPIA – Washington State took a major step toward pay equity today with the passage of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. HB 1646, sponsored by Rep. Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island), would ban employers from retaliating against employees for discussing wages… READ MORE

Published on February 2, 2016

OLYMPIA—A little girl with purple hair changed their minds. Emma Patterson sat in front of lawmakers and cameras, in a meeting of the most powerful committee in the House—Appropriations—to talk about what a new law would mean to her. She… READ MORE

Published on January 29, 2016

OLYMPIA–Brian Chase of Longview had a simple message to lawmakers: going without his insulin could kill him. Chase made the trip to the state capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to speak in favor of House Bill 2727 introduced by Rep…. READ MORE

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