Governor signs changes to Spokane County commissioner elections

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

Washington state passes bill protecting students from fees gouging financial aid

Contrasts with Trump/DeVos’ U.S. Dept. of Education Allowing Companies to Charge Students Washington State has a new law to ensure that college students do not lose part of their financial aid to fees charged by prepaid debit card companies. HB... READ MORE

Governor Inslee signs Rep. Kloba sponsored measure aimed at increasing success in therapeutic courts

OLYMPIA –In 2002, the legislature enacted the Therapeutic Courts Act (TCA). The TCA recognizes and encourages the judiciary’s inherent authority to create therapeutic courts employing evidence and research-based best practices. These courts can remove a defendant’s case from criminal court,... READ MORE

First in the nation, statewide drug take-back signed into law

OLYMPIA –Earlier today, Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1047, also known as the Secure Drug Take-Back Act, into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, creates the nation’s first statewide drug take-back program that will be implemented and... READ MORE

First in Nation Protections for Students at For-Profit Colleges and Vocational Schools signed by Governor Inslee

Bill by Representative Pollet Responds to Fraudulent Claims to Entice Students into High Student Loan Debt and Trump Administration Relaxing Federal Oversight Olympia March 22, 2018 – Governor Inslee has signed groundbreaking, first in the nation legislation to protect students... READ MORE

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