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Capital Gains Excise Tax Collections Lower than Projected

OLYMPIA, WA – Last week, Washington’s Department of Revenue released a report on capital gains excise tax collections for the second year in which the tax has been collected. Washington... READ MORE

Legislative Black Caucus Statement on Police Accountability and Community Safety

OLYMPIA – Members of the Legislative Black Caucus released the following joint statement on the recent announcement by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office on the lateral hiring of Christopher Burbank,... READ MORE

Reeves Elected Interim Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus

OLYMPIA – Representative Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) has been elected as the interim Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus in the Washington State Legislature. Her election comes as a testament... READ MORE

Rep. Sharlett Mena, D-29
Gov. Signs Mena Bill Strengthening International Partnerships

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee signed House Bill 2000 into law yesterday, positioning Washington for a brighter future in a globalized world. Recognizing the growing importance of international relations, Representative Sharlett... READ MORE

Critical addiction treatment bill to be signed by Governor

OLYMPIA— Washington State will take an important step to improve the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) as Governor Jay Inslee signs SB 6228 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Manka... READ MORE

Important crane safety updates signed into law

OLYMPIA—Five years after tragedy Washington finally has important safety updates for construction cranes as Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 2022 into law.   Sponsored by Rep. Julia Reed (D-36), the... READ MORE

Gov. Signs Farivar Bills into Law to Empowering Communities, Supporting Child Sex Abuse Survivors & Addressing Antitrust Practices

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, Governor Inslee signed House Bills 1541, 1618, and 2072 into law. All introduced by Representative Darya Farivar (D-North Seattle), the legislation represents an effort to utilize the... READ MORE

Governor signs Donaghy bill on traffic safety into law.

OLYMPIA— The Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently released data showing that 800 people lost their lives on Washington roads in 2023—the highest number seen in our state since 1990. “Speeding and... READ MORE

Bill lowering the cost of life saving medication signed into law

OLYMPIA – Those dealing with chronic illness and allergies received financial relief with Gov. Jay Inslee signing HB 1979 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Dave Paul (D- Oak Harbor), the... READ MORE

Washington Moves to Protect Abortion Medication Providers Amid Escalating Threats

OLYMPIA – With the fundamental right to reproductive care increasingly under siege nationwide, Washington reaffirmed its commitment to safeguarding access with the signing of House Bill 2115 into law yesterday.... READ MORE