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House passes Orwall bill to provide condo owners with environmentally friendly landscaping options

OLYMPIA – On Monday, January 27, the Washington state House of Representatives passed legislation (House Bill 1165) which would allow owners of condominiums to utilize water-efficient landscaping techniques on their... READ MORE

Johnson Introduces New Legislation to Help Foster and Homeless Students, Spark Interest in Renewable Energy Careers

OLYMPIA – Students who experience homelessness or are in foster care in Federal Way Public Schools have significantly lower test scores in English literacy and math compared to other students.... READ MORE

Senn bill on forfeited firearms passes 56-42

OLYMPIA – Today, the House passed House Bill 1010 56 to 42 to give the Washington State Patrol the discretion to destroy forfeited firearms in their custody. “It’s past time... READ MORE

House passes Chapman bill to help veterans

OLYMPIA—Legislation to help veterans, written by Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles), passed out of the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote. “This is about doing whatever we can to... READ MORE

Entenman Bill to Help Communities with Large Warehousing and Manufacturing Sectors Passes House

OLYMPIA – Representative Debra Entenman’s (D-Kent) bill, HB 1948, to assist communities with large warehousing and manufacturing sectors passed the House today with an overwhelming majority. “This bill ensures that communities... READ MORE

House committee votes for Pellicciotti bill to close lobbyist ‘revolving door’

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, January 21, the House Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations voted to pass legislation (House Bill 1067) which would reduce conflicts of interest in public... READ MORE

Macri bill will reintroduce familiar, modest middle-income housing options statewide

OLYMPIA—Representative Nicole Macri (D-Seattle) on Tuesday introduced new legislation that will re-legalize familiar forms of housing like duplexes, triplexes, and townhomes in single-detached neighborhoods statewide. It will expand modest home... READ MORE

Rep. Davis bill will close pharma warehouse dist. tax loophole, fund addiction recovery

Olympia—With over half of the House Democrats as co-sponsors, Rep. Lauren Davis (D-Shoreline) introduced new legislation on Monday to fund addiction pre-treatment and recovery support services by closing the pharmaceutical... READ MORE

House passes nation’s first statewide ‘Office of Equity’ to reduce systemic disparities

OLYMPIA – Legislation (House Bill 1783) aimed at reducing systemic disparities within Washington state government passed off the House floor 56 to 41 on January 20, 2020. The bill would... READ MORE

Shewmake announces 2020 legislative priorities

OLYMPIA – As the 2020 legislative session gets underway in Olympia State Representative Sharon Shewmake’s (D-Whatcom) is outlining her goals for the year. “My goals this session are to increase... READ MORE