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Gov. signs Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act reform

OLYMPIA – For people who own manufactured/mobile homes, the American Dream of homeownership can quickly turn into a nightmare when a mobile home park changes ownership. This is because despite... READ MORE

Robinson bill to shine light on prescription drug costs signed by Governor

OLYMPIA – On Thursday, Governor Inslee signed a bill to bring more transparency to prescription drug price increases. Rep. June Robinson (D-Everett) sponsored House Bill 1224 after hearing stories from... READ MORE

ferry, transportation, water
Fey: 2019 session marked by significant progress on transportation

OLYMPIA–The 2019 session finished on time with a new transportation budget (House Bill 1160) along with other key reforms to modernize and improve the state’s transportation system. “I was proud... READ MORE

Governor signs oil spill prevention, orca recovery legislation

OLYMPIA – With only 75 Southern Resident orcas left in the Puget Sound area, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation on Wednesday, May 8 to help with orca recovery by preventing oil... READ MORE

Permanent daylight saving time measure signed by governor

OLYMPIA – With the stroke a pen, Washington state is telling Congress it wants to be on daylight saving time year-round. Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane), sponsored HB 1196, which passed... READ MORE

Fitzgibbon bill puts key orca task force recommendations into state law

OLYMPIA – Several measures to help protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales were signed into law today, including a bill codifying key recommendations of the governor’s orca task force. Sponsored... READ MORE

Morris bill is last step needed to preserve Harriet Spanel State Forest

OLYMPIA – A bill finalizing protection of the Harriet Spanel State Forest near Bellingham was signed into law today, capping off a 16-year effort to protect the land for recreation... READ MORE

Governor signs bill guaranteeing meal and rest breaks for nurses

OLYMPIA – After years of getting close, a key patient safety and worker fairness bill was finally signed into law today. Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) sponsored SHB 1155, which provides... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 49th District Post-Session Town Hall this Saturday

WHO: State legislators for the 49th Legislative District: Sen. Annette Cleveland, Rep. Sharon Wylie, Rep. Monica Stonier WHAT: 49th Legislative District Town Hall WHERE: Columbia Room in the Vancouver Community... READ MORE

State construction budget shatters records for investments in education, housing and mental health

OLYMPIA—The new capital budget (House Bill 1102) passed by the state House and Senate invests a record-breaking amount to build public schools, colleges, affordable housing and mental health facilities. In... READ MORE