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Video update! Legislative wrap-up…

Rep. Tana Senn gives a legislative wrap-up of some of the successes and disappointments of the 2014 legislative session.

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Governor signs Rep. Hansen’s bill to to boost college opportunity

More lower- and middle-income students will get a chance to go to college and gain high-demand skills under a bill by Rep. Drew Hansen  that was signed into law April 3 by Gov. Inslee. “We believe, as a state and a nation, that every child should have the opportunity to succeed,” Hansen said. “Nothing is more critical to that opportunity and that success in the 21st century than a college education.”

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Rep. Habib’s bills to aid entrepreneurs, boost kids’ health signed into law

The state’s economy would get a boost from entrepreneurs tapping into an innovative source of financing to start businesses and create jobs, under the Washington Jobs Act of 2014, a bill signed by Gov. Inslee today. “Start-up businesses – from food trucks to software developers – can get the money they need to get off the ground,” the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Cyrus Habib of Kirkland, said when the bill passed the House earlier this year. “And ordinary people from … Continue reading

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Rep. Jinkins’ bill allows physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation

Today, Governor Inslee signed HB 2160 into law.  This compromise, finally brokered by Rep. Laurie Jinkins between physical therapists and chiropractors, was in the making for many years. Rep. Jinkins noted, “At a time when our nation is trying to increase access to healthcare, this sensible approach will do just that – allow more patients to access the treatment they need. Forty-eight states allow physical therapists to perform some form of spinal manipulation.  It’s time for Washington to get on … Continue reading

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Rep. Goodman’s bill will save the lives of domestic violence victims

HB 1840, signed into law by Governor Inslee today, was the only gun safety bill to pass the legislature this session. Sponsored by state Rep. Roger Goodman, HB 1840 aligns Washington state law with federal law by removing firearms from those subject to protection orders.  Under federal law, when a protection order is issued against a domestic violence offender he must surrender his firearms.  Current state law allows domestic abusers to keep an arsenal of weapons. Rep. Goodman said, “At … Continue reading

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