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Sex Ed bill passes in the Senate

Senate Bill 5395 passed 28-21 in the Senate Wednesday after more than a year of efforts to require sex education in schools.  The bill was...Read More

Senate Republicans roll out efforts to combat homelessness

Senate Republicans introduced a package of bills Tuesday that aim to reduce the number of homeless individuals on the streets, utilizing a number of tools...Read More

Advocates, opponents turn out for sex education bill

In a public hearing over House Bill 2184, The House of Representatives Education Committee took comments from advocates for and opponents of the sexual health...Read More

New Washington bill aims to strengthen renter protections for vulnerable populations

On the first day of this year’s legislative session, Representative Nicole Macri of Seattle introduced new renter protection legislation aiming to ameliorate landlord-tenant relationships by...Read More

Medicaid-managed care kicks off session for Health Committee

The Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee started off the 2020 legislative session Monday with two presentations about managed care plans through Medicaid both nationally...Read More

Women-centric bills on the docket this session

Several new bills benefitting women and girls were pre-filed in the weeks ahead of the upcoming legislative session, which if passed would expand access to...Read More

Hankins departs from NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington released the following statement regarding the departure of Executive Director Tiffany Hankins: It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that...Read More

Rep. Drew Hansen responds to proposed repeal of education investment surcharge

In recent comments made to the Wire, Representative Drew Hansen, Democrat of Bainbridge Island, responded to a bill announced last week that would repeal an...Read More

Health Committee talks behavioral health workforce

Last week the House Health Care & Wellness Committee held a work session to discuss, among several topics, health care workforce development in the state. The meeting...Read More

House Appropriations Committee reviews SEBB updates

The House Appropriations Committee convened a Work Session meeting with members of the Office of Program Research (OPR) for a presentation on  K-12 special education...Read More