Published on April 2, 2018

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s largest higher education advocacy group, the Washington Student Association (WSA), recently named Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) its 2018 Legislator of the Year. The organization, which announced the award in a Twitter post, represents 130,000 undergraduate and… READ MORE

Published on March 29, 2018

(Scroll down for Spanish version)  Gov. Jay Inslee will sign a bill to recognize Cesar Chavez Day as a state holiday during a celebration in Yakima on Saturday morning. Chavez, a farm worker advocate and social justice defender, fought for… READ MORE

Published on March 28, 2018

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee signed the Responsible Representation Act into law today, a bipartisan bill changing the way large counties elect their county commissioners. House Bill 2887, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, directs counties with populations over 400,000 to… READ MORE

Published on March 22, 2018

OLYMPIA—This afternoon, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Student Opportunity, Assistance and Relief Act, or SOAR, aimed at reforming student loan practices to prevent high-cost debt as a result of accessing higher education. Under current law, in Washington state,… READ MORE

Published on March 21, 2018

OLYMPIA—A law by Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) will create partnerships to help local law enforcement officers respond to calls that involve mental health issues. “Officers testified that behavioral health is the number one public safety issue facing our state,”… READ MORE

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