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Washington State Black Members Caucus Statement on Manny Ellis Decision

OLYMPIA, Wash.-Today, the Black Members Caucus released this statement after the State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, announced his charging decision in the death of Tacoma resident Manny Ellis. For the... READ MORE

Governor approves Johnson bill to require youth attorney access

OLYMPIA – A new law, sponsored by Rep. Jesse Johnson (D-Federal Way), to require that a youth be provided access to an attorney when they are arrested and read their... READ MORE

Slatter statement on veto of COVID-19 health care data privacy bill

OLYMPIA – The following statement was released by Representative Vandana Slatter (D-Bellevue) following the governor’s veto of House Bill 1127. “While I am deeply disappointed by the Governor’s decision to... READ MORE

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Statement from House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s partial veto of E3SHB 1091, the clean fuel standard bill

Statement from House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s partial veto of E3SHB 1091, the Clean Fuel Standard bill: “Washington Courts have consistently held that as a co-equal branch of... READ MORE

Gov. Inslee Signs Bill to Regulate Powerful Greenhouse Gases

SHORELINE – Today at Shoreline Community College, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a package of climate bills including HB 1050, a bill to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Sponsored by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon... READ MORE

Governor Signs Riccelli Bill to Expand Access to Audio-Only Telehealth

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, Gov. Inslee signed House Bill 1196, which expands access to telehealth by requiring insurance to reimburse audio-only telehealth. Last year the Legislature passed SB 5385, which required... READ MORE

Callan bills focusing on youth signed by Gov. Inslee

OLYMPIA – In a ceremony at the Capitol Monday (May 3), Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a pair of bipartisan bills sponsored by Rep. Lisa Callan (D-5, Issaquah). HB... READ MORE

Leavitt workforce training bill signed into law

OLYMPIA – A tax credit for businesses working with students in employment training programs was extended yesterday after Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1033 into law. The bill, sponsored by... READ MORE

Expanded scholarship program signed into law

OLYMPIA – A bill to expand the Career and Technical Scholarship program that was sponsored by Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) was signed into law yesterday by Governor Inslee. The bill, House Bill 1425, supports training... READ MORE

Legislature passes landmark recovery budget to help families, small businesses

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature passed a historic budget today that focuses on an equitable recovery from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. The 2021-23 operating budget uses... READ MORE