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Gov. Signs Slatter Bill Expanding Access to Higher Education

OLYMPIA – Earlier this month, Governor Inslee signed House Bill 2214 that will remove barriers to eligibility for low-income high school students to access the Washington College Grant (WCG).  By... READ MORE

Leavitt bill to protect election workers signed into law. 

OLYMPIA – One in four election workers experience abuse, harassment or threats, according to the Elections and Voting Information Center at Reed College and the non-partisan Democracy Fund. A bill... READ MORE

24-hour reporting of lost or stolen firearms becomes law in Washington State

Olympia—Supporters of commonsense gun safety legislation scored another victory in Washington State today as Governor Inslee signed HB 1903 into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Liz Berry (D-Queen Anne),... READ MORE

Timmons bill that provides a cost-of-living increase to retirees signed into law

OLYMPIA—The last few years with high inflation have been difficult for many people, but especially for seniors living on fixed incomes. Today, with Gov. Jay Inslee signing legislation that provides... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Gov. Signs Bill Providing Transparency in Wage Data for Farmworkers

OLYMPIA – Today, Washington took a step towards ensuring fair treatment and compensation for farmworkers with the signing of House Bill 2226. Introduced by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, the bill addresses... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Gov. Signs Protections Against Assisted Reproduction Fraud 

OLYMPIA – Legislation strengthening safeguards against assisted reproduction fraud was signed into law today by Governor Inslee. House Bill 1300, sponsored by Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), empowers patients and... READ MORE

Governor Signs Heal One Washington Bills

OLYMPIA—The State Legislature in Washington has reached a significant milestone by fostering collaboration between state and tribal governments to combat the fentanyl crisis. Led by Rep. Debra Lekanoff, in partnership with... READ MORE

Leavitt bill to help the vulnerable during extreme weather signed into law.

OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, to protect vulnerable individuals during extreme weather, has been signed into law by the governor. House Bill 1012, the Extreme... READ MORE

Governor Signs Gregerson Bill Expanding Affordable Housing Options

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians are squeezed between a rock and a hard place – skyrocketing rents and a severe lack of affordable housing options. This harsh reality forces them into impossible... READ MORE

Governor signs Leavitt bill – the Lucas Petty Act – to protect students from opioids and fentanyl. 

OLYMPIA — The governor has signed the Lucas Petty Act (House Bill 1956) to educate students about the dangers of fentanyl and opioids. Opioids represent the largest percentage of overdose... READ MORE