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Governor signs bill to jump-start I-5 bridge replacement project

OLYMPIA — Bipartisan, bicameral legislation signed into law today will help jump-start a new process to replace the outdated I-5 bridge by designating it as a project of statewide significance.... READ MORE

Lekanoff law for inclusive religious practice in state agencies signed by governor

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, April 23, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation making religious practice more inclusive for people under the care of state institutions. Currently, chaplains serve the religious needs... READ MORE

House Democrats to select new speaker this summer

OLYMPIA – The state House Democratic Caucus will meet July 31 to select a replacement for Speaker Frank Chopp, who is stepping aside after 20 years in the position. Chopp... READ MORE

Chapman: Opportunity Zones law means jobs in rural Washington

OLYMPIA—Bipartisan legislation to create jobs in timber country has passed the House and Senate and is scheduled to be signed into law. “This is great news for our small businesses... READ MORE

Bill guaranteeing nurse meal and rest breaks headed to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – By a vote of 70-24, the state House sent a key patient safety and worker fairness measure to the governor’s desk for signature today. House Bill 1155, sponsored... READ MORE

New Law Limits Campaign Contributions in All Port District Races

OLYMPIA—Yesterday afternoon, Governor Inslee signed a measure to bring uniformity on campaign contributions limits to all port district races in the state. Current state law limits campaign contributions from individual... READ MORE

Governor signs legislation to promote pedestrian and cyclist safety

OLYMPIA – On April 17, Governor Inslee signed legislation into law that establishes the Cooper Jones Active Transportation Safety Council. The council continues the work of both the Pedestrian Safety... READ MORE

Rep. Zack Hudgins’ statement on the Washington Privacy Act

Statement from Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, on the Washington Privacy Act No version of the Washington State Privacy Act (Senate Bill 5376) was voted out of the State House of... READ MORE

Legislature passes Pellicciotti bill requiring PAC transparency

OLYMPIA – Legislation requiring more transparency from political action committees (PACs) was passed by the Legislature on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, House Bill 1379 requires PACs,... READ MORE

Stonier’s high school graduation requirements bill heading to the governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments on a bill that would remove current barriers and provide more pathways for Washington students working to earn... READ MORE