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Governor signs Taylor’s expanded respiratory care bill into law

OLYMPIA – Expanded need for respiratory therapy practitioners may soon see some relief thanks to a new law sponsored by Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) that was signed into law by Governor... READ MORE

Washington State Black Members Caucus Statement on Chauvin Verdict

OLYMPIA – Today, the Black Members Caucus released the following statement after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.  “While communities in Washington state and around the country... READ MORE

Immigrant Relief Fund grant applications start next week (scroll down for Spanish version)

The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund was created during the coronavirus pandemic to support people who are ineligible for unemployment benefits or federal stimulus money. Funding was included in the... READ MORE

Rule bill supporting children signed into law

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1221 into law today, a signature bill sponsored by Rep. Alicia Rule (D-Blaine) that helps families with young children that experience homelessness. HB... READ MORE

Governor signs Leavitt bill expanding assistance programs for struggling college students

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee signed into law expansion of programs to assist college students experiencing homelessness and those who were previously in foster care. HB 1166, sponsored by Rep.... READ MORE

Entenman Bill to Help Communities with Large Warehousing and Manufacturing Centers Signed into Law

OLYMPIA – After a long journey, House Bill 1521, which provides relief for communities with large warehousing and manufacturing centers, was signed by Gov. Inslee on Friday, April 16. Sponsored... READ MORE

Riccelli Bill to Balance and Improve Public Health Boards Passes Legislature, on its Way to Governor

OLYMPIA – The Washington House of Representatives voted Thursday to concur to Senate amendments to House Bill 1152 by a vote of 60-37. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli... READ MORE

Bill Creating Office of Independent Investigation for Police Deadly Uses of Force Passes Legislature

OLYMPIA – The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments to House Bill 1267, which would establish an Office of Independent Investigation for police deadly uses of force, by... READ MORE

Legislature approves Rule bill to support small businesses

OLYMPIA – The Legislature has approved a bill to expand the Main Street Program, a state effort to revitalize rural downtowns, support small businesses, and bolster economic recovery. The bill,... READ MORE

Governor signs Shewmake’s solar panel recycling extension bill

OLYMPIA – Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bipartisan bill, HB 1393, introduced by state Rep. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) to give solar panel manufacturers more time to submit... READ MORE