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Governor signs Mead law to revamp state’s recycling system

OLYMPIA–Washington state is now on the forefront of tackling a global problem: what do to about all the recyclable cardboard, plastic and cans now that China is no longer accepting... READ MORE

Governor signs Kloba bill to allow gambling self-exclusion program

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, April 30, Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1302 into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Shelley Kloba, D-Kirkland, allows the Washington State Gambling Commission and... READ MORE

Inslee signs Pellicciotti’s ‘Corporate Crime Act’ into law

OLYMPIA – For the first time in nearly century, corporations in Washington found guilty of criminal acts will face harsher penalties after the Corporate Crime Act (House Bill 1252) was... READ MORE

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Final state construction budget makes big investments in Spokane

OLYMPIA – State lawmakers passed a final two-year capital (construction) budget on Sunday by a nearly unanimous vote, sending it to the governor’s desk for signature in the final hours... READ MORE

New Law Addresses Unscrupulous Debt Collection Practices

OLYMPIA – A new law signed by Governor Inslee on Tuesday, April 30, addresses an unscrupulous debt collection practice called “Pocket Service.” The law, HB 1066, was sponsored by Rep.... READ MORE

Rep. Shewmake’s bill adding clarity and transparency to utility bills signed into law

OLYMPIA – In one of her first efforts as Whatcom’s new state representative, Rep. Sharon Shewmake brought together power producers, utilities, and consumer advocates to find common ground on legislation... READ MORE

Kloba’s robot delivery bill signed by governor

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, April 30, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation to allow autonomous delivery robots to begin operating in Washington state. House Bill 1325, sponsored by Rep. Shelley Kloba,... READ MORE

Gold Star license plates simplified under new law thanks to Spokane family

OLYMPIA – A bill making Gold Star license plates permanent – without the need for periodic renewal – was signed by the governor into law today. House Bill 1197 was... READ MORE

Jinkins’ medical debt bill one of several consumer victories of 2019 legislative session

OLYMPIA – The governor signed a pair of consumer protection bills related to debt today, and two more are on the way to his desk. Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) is... READ MORE

Rep. Sherry Appleton’s dog-breed bill signed by Gov. Inslee

OLYMPIA—Under current law, cities in Washington state are allowed to prohibit residents from keeping certain breeds of dogs within the city limits. The usual targets of such laws are, of... READ MORE