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Package of Priority Legislation from Johnson Passes House

OLYMPIA – Since being sworn-in less than six weeks ago, Rep. Jesse Johnson, D-Federal Way, has prioritized legislation to address issues that are impacted by homelessness, the foster care system,... READ MORE

Pellicciotti bill bringing more accountability and transparency to redistricting passes House

OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, February 19, the Washington state House of Representatives passed legislation (House Bill 2575) to bring greater public input, transparency, and accountability to the Washington Redistricting Commission.... READ MORE

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Leavitt Passes Cost of Living Increase for Retirees

OLYMPIA – At the very end of a long four days of floor debate, Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, passed her bill to fund cost of living adjustments for retired... READ MORE

House passes Orwall’s ‘Safe Harbor’ legislation for survivors of child sex trafficking

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, January 19, the Washington state House of Representatives passed ‘Safe Harbor’ legislation (House Bill 1775) to better help child survivors of sex trafficking. “Children cannot consent... READ MORE

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House OK’s Appleton bill to increase training for local jail guards

OLYMPIA — As the curtain begins to close on her 16-year career in the Legislature, Rep. Sherry Appleton watched the vote board in the state House of Representatives light up... READ MORE

Leavitt’s Washington Online Privacy for Minors Bill Passes House

OLYMPIA – New protections for children are on their way to becoming law thanks to new legislation passed by the House this morning. Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, introduced House... READ MORE

Rep. Morgan’s tenancy installment payments bill passes House

OLYMPIA—Yesterday the Washington state House of Representatives passed House Bill 1694 by Rep. Melanie Morgan (D—Parkland) to allow residential tenants to pay initial move-in fees, including deposits, nonrefundable fees, and... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: House passes job title reporting bill to help grow a better prepared workforce

OLYMPIA—Have the state’s efforts to grow our workforce with training and career pathway programs proved fruitful? A measure passed by the House of Representatives this evening could get lawmakers the... READ MORE

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Hunger-Free Schools Act to Feed Washington Students Passes House

OLYMPIA – For thousands of children, lack of nutritious meals at home and at school is a real consequence of poverty in Washington state. But thanks to new legislation passed... READ MORE

2020 House Democratic Caucus Town Halls

Updated 2/17/2020  This list will be regularly updated as more information becomes available.  Town Halls are Saturday, February 22nd, unless otherwise noted in red.  Blue text indicates that all details are not confirmed. ... READ MORE