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Advanced School Enrollment for Military Families Signed into Law

OLYMPIA – Rep. Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, stood alongside parents and advocates while Governor Inslee signed HB 1210 into law. This legislation allows school districts to accept applications for advanced... READ MORE

Leavitt Law to Increase National Guard Pay for Wildland Fire Response Signed by Governor

OLYMPIA – National Guard members are getting a pay increase when fighting state wildfires, thanks to a new law passed by Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place. House Bill 1137 updates... READ MORE

Legislature passes bill to prevent oil spills, help orca recovery

OLYMPIA – On Thursday the Legislature passed House Bill 1578 to help with orca whale recovery and oil spill prevention in the Salish Sea. There are only 75 Southern Resident... READ MORE

Legislature passes Pellicciotti’s ‘Corporate Crime Act’

OLYMPIA – For the first time in nearly century, corporations in Washington found guilty of criminal acts will face harsher penalties under the Corporate Crime Act (House Bill 1252). Sponsored... READ MORE

Appleton scores victory in effort to end breed-specific dog bans

OLYMPIA – Persistence pays off.  After years of effort, state Rep. Sherry Appleton on Wednesday (Apr. 17) celebrated final passage of her bill to prohibit local governments in Washington from... READ MORE

Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes Legislature

OLYMPIA – Self-help homeownership developers have more tools available to help families realize the dream of affordable homeownership, thanks to policy proposed by Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place. In a... READ MORE

Rep. Thai’s pharmacy inspection measure signed by governor

OLYMPIA – A bill to ensure out of state pharmacies adhere to the same patient safety inspections as in-state pharmacies was signed by the governor into law today. Rep. My-Linh... READ MORE

Legislature Passes Entenman Bill to Help Struggling Students

OLYMPIA – Community and technical college students struggling with food insecurity or unforeseen financial emergencies may soon have help, thanks to newly-passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent. Under... READ MORE

Legislature passes bill to help homeless college students succeed

OLYMPIA – At just 15 years old, Charles Adkins of Everett found himself homeless. He finished high school with the support of a local nonprofit and ultimately received a full... READ MORE

#DitchTheSwitch: Year-round daylight saving time measure clears Senate

OLYMPIA – The state Senate voted overwhelmingly tonight to put Washington state on year-round daylight saving time. House Bill 1196, which passed on a 46-2 vote, was already approved by... READ MORE