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LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Inslee signs Orwall’s Language Access bill

OLYMPIA – This afternoon, in a virtual bill signing ceremony, Governor Jay Inslee enacted House Bill 1153 into law. The measure, authored by Rep. Tina Orwall, will help close equity... READ MORE

Bills to prevent gun violence, protect access to democracy signed into law

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a pair of bills to ban untraceable, homemade “ghost guns” and restrict guns at city and county council meetings, school... READ MORE

Berg: Historic state construction budget builds hope and progress 

OLYMPIA—The state’s new $1.5 billion construction projects fund a number of projects in the 44th District, according to Rep. April Berg (D-Mill Creek).  “We aren’t simply breaking ground to pour... READ MORE

Washington House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan leaving Legislature at end of term

OLYMPIA – After serving in the state House for nearly two decades, Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) has announced he is not running again and will leave the Legislature at the... READ MORE

House and Senate Democrats announce supplemental budget that invests in families, schools, jobs

OLYMPIA – Legislative Democratic leaders announced today a supplemental budget agreement that invests heavily in working families across the state by funding schools, workforce development and retention, and services to... READ MORE

“It shouldn’t always be women taking a back seat in their careers”: Rep. Jesse Johnson announces he will not seek re-election

OLYMPIA – Rep. Jesse Johnson (D-Federal Way) released the following statement announcing his decision to not run for re-election: “After careful consideration, I have decided to finish out my term... READ MORE

UPDATE: Ryu’s catalytic converter theft legislation receives final approval, headed to Gov’s desk

Olympia—The Washington House of Representatives tonight granted final legislative approval to HB 1815 to deter theft of catalytic converters, a rapidly growing problem in communities across Washington state.The final legislation... READ MORE

Tharinger: A big state construction budget that meets our state’s big challenges 

OLYMPIA—Most supplemental capital budgets make minor changes to the two-year construction budget. This is not most years.  “The COVID pandemic has created huge challenges for the people of Washington state,”... READ MORE

Legislature Approves Development Authority for Interbay National Guard Site

OLYMPIA, WA, March 7, 2022 — Today, the Washington Legislature gave final approval to House Bill 1173, introduced by State Rep. Liz Berry (D-Seattle), to create a state lands development... READ MORE

Shewmake bill to encourage clean technology development and family-wage jobs passes House

OLYMPIA – On Friday, the Washington House of Representatives passed House Bill 1988 by Rep. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) to spur clean technology development by deferring sales and use taxes on... READ MORE