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Washington State Legislative Black Caucus Chair releases statement on the death of Tyre Nichols

OLYMPIA – Today, the Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. David Hackney, D-Tukwila, released the following statement on the death of Tyre Nichols, who was beaten by officers of the Memphis... READ MORE

Kloba introduces the People’s Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – On Monday, January 23, Rep. Shelley Kloba (D-Kirkland) introduced House Bill 1616, known as the People’s Privacy Act, a consumer-focused bill to protect the data of Washingtonians. This... READ MORE

Media Advisory: A Shared Vision for Washington’s Housing Supply Crisis

WHAT: A bipartisan and bicameral press conference to address closing Washington’s housing supply shortfall. In this working session, legislators in Olympia will discuss what they are doing to reduce barriers... READ MORE

Taylor introduces homeownership program to address the history of housing discrimination

OLYMPIA – Democratic lawmakers seek to address the direct harms caused by racially restrictive real estate covenants. Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) introduced House Bill 1474 to establish a covenant... READ MORE

Bronoske introduces bill to make epinephrine more accessible for schools

OLYMPIA – Rep. Dan Bronoske (D-Lakewood) introduced legislation Thursday to increase the availability of epinephrine for schools. Epinephrine is used for emergency treatment of a severe allergic reaction or to... READ MORE

Bill concerning the usage of ‘master’ and ‘servant’ terms in employment law passes House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee

OLYMPIA — Rep. Mary Fosse, D-Everett, introduced House Bill 1107 to remove the terms “master” and “servant” from unemployment insurance and state paid family and medical leave law. The terms,... READ MORE

Bill limiting the use of solitary confinement passes House Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee

January 24, 2023 OLYMPIA– Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, recently introduced House Bill 1087, limiting the use of solitary confinement in state prisons to emergency purposes, medical isolation and voluntary request.... READ MORE

Bipartisan legislation would spur development near transit centers

OLYMPIA – New legislation introduced in the Washington State Senate could create more opportunity for housing near transit centers, increasing the state’s supply of housing diversity while amplifying recent investments in... READ MORE

Trudeau, Hansen introduce shield law to protect access to reproductive care in WA

OLYMPIA, WA — State Sen. Yasmin Trudeau and State Rep. Drew Hansen have introduced a new shield law to protect those who come to Washington seeking reproductive or gender affirming care.... READ MORE

Bill expanding access to unemployment benefits for workers passes House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee

January 20, 2023 Olympia- Rep. Mary Fosse, D-Everett, recently introduced House Bill 1106, where workers would no longer be disqualified from unemployment benefits when their separation from employment was necessary to access care... READ MORE