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2018 End of Session Postcards from Rep. Hudgins

Click in the images below to read Rep. Zack Hudgins’ end of session postcards for the 2018 legislative session.    

Summary of the legislative session

Summary of legislation passed in 2018 We have phenomenal research staff at the Legislature. The House and Senate each have their own nonpartisan research staff that research policy issues, draft... READ MORE

Celebrating Cesar Chavez and news round up

Celebrating civil rights icon Cesar Chavez Last weekend, I went to Yakima to watch Governor Jay Inslee sign HB 1939, establishing March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day in Washington State.... READ MORE

Gov. Inslee will sign Cesar Chavez Day bill on Saturday in Yakima

(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,... READ MORE

Legislative wrap up

The 2018 legislative session ended last Thursday, March 8. It was a busy session: 1,410 bills were introduced and 308 passed the legislature in 2018, compared with 2,174 and 399... READ MORE

Session wrap up

The 2018 legislative session ended March 8. It was the second year in the biennium, meaning that it was a short session of only 60 days. Despite the tight time... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Inslee to sign Access to Democracy bills

Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila) What: Bill signing with Governor Jay Inslee When: Monday, March 19 2:30 p.m. Where: Foster High School – 4242 S 144th St, Tukwila, WA 98168... READ MORE

Washington State Legislature passes historic election reforms

This has been a historic in year for Washington in regards to our elections and voting system. This year in Olympia, we passed election reforms (many with bipartisan support) aimed... READ MORE

Jesse Jones’ Push for ‘Free Credit Freeze For All’ Heads to Governor’s Desk

From JesseJones.com – Jesse Jones has been on his crusade for ‘Free Credit Freezes for All’ since last year.  He wanted to make sure Washington consumers would not have to pay... READ MORE

Washington Voting Rights Act passes legislature

From The Seattle Globalist – The Washington Voting Rights Act has passed both chambers of the legislature — sending the bill to Gov Jay Inslee. … “It sets up a collaborative process for communities... READ MORE

Washington’s Voting Rights Act aims to give minorities more voice at polls

From KUOW.org – State lawmakers passed the Washington Voting Rights Act this week, meant to give underrepresented minority groups a larger voice in elections. And that could mean more district-based voting... READ MORE

Legislature passes Rep. Hudgins sponsored bill aimed at securing Washington’s elections

OLYMPIA – Our republic needs good participation in order to stay robust. Participation is the result of many factors – what’s on the ballot, ease of participating, and how transparent... READ MORE

Bill removing fees on credit freezes for consumers moves forward

OLYMPIA – The House and Senate continue to work together to protect consumers after the largest credit reporting agency breach in history. Bills that would eliminate the $10 fee currently... READ MORE

House Democrats offer supplemental budget proposal

This week, House Democrats revealed their proposed supplemental budget for 2018. HB 2299 received a public hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and a committee vote on Wednesday. You can... READ MORE

House passes a set of Rep. Hudgins sponsored bills aimed at securing Washington’s elections

OLYMPIA – For democracy to flourish, people must have faith that elections are fair and the outcomes are legitimate. Without this faith people become disillusioned, they lose confidence in the... READ MORE

Automatic voter registration measure passes House of Representatives.

OLYMPIA – Rep. Zack Hudgins’ (D-Tukwila) automatic voter registration measure was voted out of the House of Representatives today. “I firmly believe you get better government when you have better... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting with 11th Legislative District lawmakers

Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins, Rep. Steve Bergquist, and Sen. Bob Hasegawa, the 11th District legislators representing part of South Seattle, Tukwila and the southern part of Renton. What: Town Hall... READ MORE

Cesar Chavez Day

These are my floor remarks on passage of my bill to recognize March 31st as Cesar Chavez Day.

Legislative session off to a busy start

Dear friends and neighbors, We are one-fifth of the way through the 2018 legislative session, and Olympia is busy. In the first 12 days of session, there have been 796... READ MORE

Millions in construction budget for projects in the 11th Legislative District

OLYMPIA—Thursday evening, the House of Representatives passed a $4.18 billion-investment capital budget on a 95-1 vote. SB 6090 includes a record $1 billion to build new public schools, a key... READ MORE

Automatic Voter Registration Could Come to Washington

From The Seattle Weekly – Democratic legislators are pushing a number of bills to make voting easier. … Introduced last week, the automatic voter registration measure would register U.S. citizens to vote... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on automatic voter registration.

Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Chair of the State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 2595 establishing a system for automatic voter registration in... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on The Disclose Act and a bill on election security.

Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Chair of the State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 2406 concerning election security practices around auditing and equipment,... READ MORE

“Access to Democracy” Capitol Ideas Podcast with Zack Hudgins

As you may be aware, House and Senate Democrats are teaming with Governor Inslee to deliver a package of legislation to enhance “Access to Democracy.” I recently recorded a podcast... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on two “Access to Democracy” bills.

Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Chair of the State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 1800 (Washington Voting Rights Act) and House Bill 2297... READ MORE