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Fosse Bill Removing Antiquated & Racist Terminology in Unemployment Law Heads to Governor

OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, the Senate passed House Bill 1107 unanimously. Rep. Mary Fosse, D-Everett, introduced the legislation to remove the terms ‘master’ and ‘servant’ from our state’s unemployment law.... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: State House Democrats to Release Transportation Budget Proposal on Monday

WHO: Transportation Committee Chair Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) and Vice Chairs Brandy Donaghy (D-Mill Creek), Dave Paul (D-Oak Harbor), and Joe Timmons (D-Bellingham) WHAT: House Democrats will release their proposed state... READ MORE

Senate Committee Passes Leavitt Bill Addressing Controlled Substance Equipment

OLYMPIA—Did you know that pill presses and other types of equipment used to distribute controlled substances like fentanyl are legal to be used, even when mass producing pills that kill?... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: State House Democrats to Release Operating Budget Proposal on Monday

WHO: Majority Leader Joe Fitzgibbon (D-West Seattle), Appropriations Chair Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), and Appropriations Vice Chairs Steve Bergquist (D-Renton), Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac) and Nicole Macri (D-Seattle). WHAT: House Democrats will release their proposed state operating budget proposal and take questions from the media at an in-person press conference.... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Timm Ormsby on March 20 state revenue forecast

Below is a statement from House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) in response to the March 20 Revenue Forecast: “Today’s forecast shows that our guarded approach was the correct... READ MORE

Bill extends a tax break to Washington’s dairy, fruit , vegetable and seafood processors

OLYMPIA—Rep. Alicia Rule (D-Blaine) is the granddaughter of a dairy farmer who lived in Sumas. Her father also delivered hay to farmers in Whatcom County. She knows the way of... READ MORE

Opening the procurement of new vessels at Washington State Ferries to national shipbuilders

OLYMPIA— “Addressing challenges within the Washington State Ferries (WSF) is vital to staying efficient and eliminating the expense of maintaining vessels that have outlived their expected lifespan. Many of these... READ MORE

Timmons’ Sales Tax Exemption Bill for Seniors in Assisted Living Communities Passes House

OLYMPIA—Did you know that nearly half of Washingtonians over the age of 65 rely solely upon social security payments to get by? Rep. Joe Timmons (D-Bellingham) knew this—which is why... READ MORE

House passes Tharinger bill on biomass, hog fuel, and clean energy

OLYMPIA—Legislation by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) will boost local jobs and clean energy in the 24th District and throughout Washington state. “Hog fuel—also known as wood waste —is a... READ MORE

House Passes Ban on Assault-Style Weapons/Cámara aprueba prohibición de armas de asalto

Ver más abajo para la versión en Español OLYMPIA — When is it enough? Washington communities continue to experience the horrors that weapons of war can unleash. On a warm... READ MORE