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Senate passes host of health care bills ahead of cutoff

On the final day for the Legislature to pass non-budget-related bills out of their house of origin, the Senate passed 16 health care-related bills –...Read More

Q&A: Meg Jones, Executive Director of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans on public option bills

Meg Jones is the Executive Director of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans, an advocacy organization representing all major health plans offered across the state,...Read More

AG Ferguson writes that requiring presidential candidates’ tax returns is “likely constitutional”

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson published an opinion Tuesday saying a proposal requiring candidates for president and vice president to disclose their federal tax...Read More

Legislators comment on clean-fuel standard’s passage in House

Lawmakers in Washington’s House of Representatives passed a bill off the floor on Tuesday that would create a clean-fuel standard in Washington State. The bill...Read More

State Senate passes legislation to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions

The Washington State Senate passed legislation vacating misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions....Read More

Senate passes “environmental justice” bill

The Senate passed SB 5489, also known as the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act, off the floor last week. The bill creates a task...Read More

House passes bills related to renters’ rights

Three bills that would alter Washington’s Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA), which regulates the relationship between landlords and tenants, passed off the House floor this week....Read More

Op-ed: Rep. Schmick on passage of public option bill in the House

Representative Joe Schmick, ranking member of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, wrote the following statement in response to the passage of the public...Read More

Senate passes school-safety bills

Washington’s State Senate passed three bills related to safety in schools this week, adding to a broad list of measures in-motion that address different topics...Read More

Senate passes Carlyle’s Washington Privacy Act

The Washington Senate overwhelmingly approved the Washington Privacy Act, one of the nation’s strongest privacy protection measures based on global standards to strengthen consumer access...Read More