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Gov. Signs Fosse Bill to Boost Building Decarbonization

OLYMPIA – According to the Washington State Department of Commerce, the buildings sector is the state’s second-biggest carbon polluter, accounting for 27% of statewide emissions. Unfortunately, current incentives haven’t driven... READ MORE

Protections Against Fabricated Intimate Images Signed into Law

OLYMPIA – Washington took a significant step towards safeguarding residents from the harmful distribution of fabricated and sexually explicit intimate images and depictions today. House Bill 1999, sponsored by Rep.... READ MORE

Governor signs Bronoske expanding access to anaphylaxis medication in schools. 

OLYMPIA—The governor has signed legislation that expands in-school access to life-saving anaphylaxis medication. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Bronoske, D-Lakewood, House Bill 1608 passed both chambers unanimously.  “Students already face health... READ MORE

Bronoske firefighter legislation signed by governor. 

OLYMPIA – The governor has signed a pair of bills sponsored by Rep. Dan Bronoske, D-Lakewood, that help recognize deceased firefighters and assist in fire fighter training.   House Bill 2091... READ MORE

Octopuses in Washington to remain in their little hideaways beneath the waves, safe from farming. 

OLYMPIA – Legislation preventing the farming of Octopus in Washington State has been signed by the governor. Sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, House Bill 1153 prohibits the farming of... READ MORE

Gov. Signs Bill to Recognize Lunar New Year

OLYMPIA – In a historic move celebrating diversity and cultural richness, Governor Inslee was joined by members of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities to sign... READ MORE

Riccelli Bill to Expand Health Care Access Signed Into Law

OLYMPIA – Rural communities may soon have more access to health care, thanks to a law signed by the governor. The bill, HB 2041, was another key piece of legislation... READ MORE

Legislature Provides Funding for Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI) 

Ver más abajo para la versión en español Legislature Provides Funding for Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI) OLYMPIA – Upon adjournment of the 2024 legislative session, Rep. Julio Cortes (D-Everett),... READ MORE

Stonier bill to end child marriage in WA signed by governor 

OLYMPIA—On Thursday Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1455, sponsored by Rep. Monica Stonier, (D-Vancouver), to end child marriage in Washington state.  “Every year we pass legislation that focuses on making... READ MORE

Gov. Signs Cortes Bill Expanding Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Opportunities

OLYMPIA – House Bill 1530, sponsored by Representative Julio Cortes (D-Everett), was signed by the Governor today. The bill tackles Washington’s ongoing shortage of law enforcement and prosecutors by expanding... READ MORE