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Long-Term Care Trust Act clears House

OLYMPIA – A first-in-the-nation bill to address Washington’s looming long-term care crisis passed the state House of Representatives today. Reps. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Drew MacEwen (R-Union) led a bipartisan... READ MORE

Leavitt Introduces Legislation to Address Violence at State Hospitals

OLYMPIA – Workplace violence in health care settings is a common occurrence and up to five times more likely than other workplaces. Western State Hospital is one example that is... READ MORE

Washington lawmakers adopt resolution celebrating Black History Month

OLYMPIA – February is Black History Month, and today the Washington State House of Representatives formally recognized the occasion by adopting a resolution on the House floor. It was sponsored... READ MORE

Bipartisan Veterans & Military Caucus formed in House

OLYMPIA – For the first time, members of the House of Representatives formed a Veterans & Military Families Caucus. The bipartisan group plans to give veterans, military service members, and... READ MORE

Peterson legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution moves forward

OLYMPIA—On February 12, legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution and recycling contamination passed out of the House Environment & Energy Committee by a 7-4 vote. House Bill 1205, sponsored by... READ MORE

Rep. Sharon Shewmake’s first bill gets unanimous OK in House

OLYMPIA — For her first bill as Whatcom’s new state representative, Rep. Sharon Shewmake managed to bring together electricity producers, utilities, and consumer advocates to find common ground on legislation... READ MORE

Entenman Passes Bill to Crack Down on Sex Traffickers

OLYMPIA – Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, passed her first bill as a state legislator out of the state House of Representatives today by a vote of 96-0. The legislation, HB... READ MORE

22nd LD legislators hosting February 18 telephone town hall

Who: State Reps. Beth Doglio and Laurie Dolan, Sen. Sam Hunt What: Telephone Town Hall conversation with 22nd District constituents When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019... READ MORE

Rep. Macri legislation requires new publicly-owned vehicles to be electric beginning in 2023

OLYMPIA—State and local governments would be required to purchase only electric vehicles (EVs) with passage of a bill now moving through the Washington legislature. HB 1832 will be considered by... READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE: Pellicciotti’s ‘Corporate Crime Act’ passes House

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed the Corporate Crime Act (HB 1252) which would increase fines for corporations who commit crimes. The bill, which passed unanimously, is sponsored by... READ MORE