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Transportation funding package moves to the House for a vote

OLYMPIA – A package that pays for free passes on public transportation for young people and upgrades to major bridges are all part of a 16-year transportation funding plan approved by the Washington State Senate. The Senate appro... — Updated 2/22/2022


Inslee urges action on homelessness

OLYMPIA – Homeless people would have quick access to shelters and other facilities under a $815 million, multi-agency plan supported by Gov. Jay Inslee. Flanked by Democrat offici... — Updated 2/8/2022


Bill would restrict land use by streams

OLYMPIA – Environmental activists hope mandatory conservation of key habitat will help salmon runs recover, but opponents worry farmers will pay a price. House Bill 1838, the Lorraine Loomis Act named in honor of the late... — Updated 1/25/2022


Future fund trust would help to close income gap, supporters say

OLYMPIA – Young adults will be able to access a fund years from now to give them a boost if lawmakers pass a bill aimed at narrowing the gap between the rich and poor. Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, sponsor of House Bill... — Updated 1/25/2022


Proposed law would require local student registration by age 5

OLYMPIA – Early childhood education is so critical to student success that now some educators are pushing for enrollment in school by age 5. Currently, Washington parents are... — Updated 1/18/2022


Gov. Inslee calls for swift action on affordable housing, rise in homelessness, climate change

OLYMPIA – Immediate action must be taken to address climate change, the housing crisis, transportation, and education, Gov. Jay Inslee said in his annual State of the State... — Updated 1/18/2022


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