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Legislature approves Leavitt bill expanding education opportunities for incarcerated people

OLYMPIA – Today, the Legislature voted to send HB 1044 to the governor for his approval, the final step to expanding educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals in Washington state. The... READ MORE

House Introduces Legislation in Response to Supreme Court Blake Decision

OLYMPIA – House Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) and Rep. Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton) introduced House Bill 1578 today, legislation in response to the Washington State Supreme Court’s... READ MORE

Governor Signs Billy Frank Jr. Statue Bill

OLYMPIA – Earlier today, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation to honor Billy Frank Jr. by placing a statue of him in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. The... READ MORE

Bill removing relocation assistance barriers for mobile and manufactured tenants to become a law

OLYMPIA – Today at 3 p.m., Gov. Inslee will sign Rep. Mia Gregerson’s (D-SeaTac) sponsored legislation, HB 1083, allowing mobile and manufactured homeowners low-barrier access to funds from the Washington State Department... READ MORE

Bill upgrading state agencies’ data systems to become a law

OLYMPIA – Today, Gov. Inslee will sign Rep. David Hackney’s (D-Tukwila) sponsored legislation, HB 1274, giving Washington state agencies the option to transition their data systems to a third-party, commercial... READ MORE

Legislature approves Taylor bill to increase access to state carpool program

OLYMPIA – The legislature approved new legislation from Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) that will increase access to the state van pool (or rideshare) program. HB 1514 will lower program... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Berry Bill to Expand Paid Family and Medical Leave Program on its Way to Governor

OLYMPIA – The Washington House of Representatives voted 56-42 to concur with Senate amendments and send HB 1073, a bill to expand Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) coverage to... READ MORE

Legislature approves Bronoske bill authorizing substance use disorder professional certification via apprenticeships

Legislature approves Bronoske bill authorizing substance use disorder professional certification via apprenticeships OLYMPIA—The Washington House of Representatives today gave final approval to House Bill 1311 by Rep. Dan Bronoske to... READ MORE

Bill Regulating Powerful Greenhouse Gases Passes Legislature, on its Way to Governor’s Desk

OLYMPIA – The Washington House of Representatives voted 56-42 today to concur with Senate amendments and send HB 1050, a bill to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), to Gov. Inslee’s desk. The... READ MORE

Juneteenth State Holiday Passes the Senate

OLYMPIA – Rep. Melanie Morgan’s (D-Parkland) bill to make Juneteenth a legal state holiday, HB 1016, passed on the Senate floor today and received overwhelming bipartisan support with 47 yeas.... READ MORE