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 By Emma Epperly    News    May 2, 2019

Legislature adjourns on time with new budget, new spending

OLYMPIA —The Washington State Legislature adjourned minutes before its midnight deadline on April 28, ending its 105-day session on time for the first time since 2009. Before the $52.4 billion biennium operating budget saw final passage, lawmakers...

 By Emma Epperly    News    May 2, 2019

'Winners' from the recently completed legislative session

OLYMPIA – The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation, transportation, and capital budget all pass the Legislature and are signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Key issues this session have ranged from...

 By Emma Epperly    News    March 21, 2019

Lawmakers consider extending eviction process timeline

Protecting tenant rights through increasing the length of eviction proceedings is part of eviction-reform legislation, currently in the state House of Representatives. The House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary heard public testimony on...

 By Emma Epperly    News    March 14, 2019

State Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office

A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous vote on March 6. Senate Bill 5511 would establish the Governor’s Statewide Broadband Office, require the Public Works Board to crea...

 By Emma Epperly    News    February 28, 2019

Senate Bill would increase rural mental and behavioral health workforce recruitment

Programs to recruit and train behavioral and mental health professionals could receive $1.1 million in the next fiscal year under proposed legislation. Washington has two health education centers that recruit students from rural and underserved...


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