• News for Legislature

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
    Revenue projections: The legislative session will be in full budget mode this week, with the Senate capital budget proposal released this morning, the latest revenue forecast released this afternoon, and both chambers releasing their draft operating budgets in the next few days. The state’s latest revenue projections indicate a slowing economy. Tax collections are forecast to come in less than ...read more
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    Thursday, March 16, 2023
    For more than a decade, small farms in select counties throughout the state have participated in the state Department of Labor and Industries Farm Internship Pilot Project. What was initially a one-year pilot project in 2010 was expanded by the Legislature in 2014 to include a formal curriculum for interns and ensure the farms pay for workers’ compensation protections. Farms in select counties ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Legislature
    Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    OLYMPIA, WA — Consumer Reports announced its support for the Fair Repair Act (ESHB1392), a digital right to repair bill introduced in the Washington state legislature. The bill would secure Washingtonians’ right to repair their own electronics, as well as their ability to choose to support independent local repair shops. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mia Gregerson, recently advanced out ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Legislature, General News Article
    Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    Join your 40th District legislators for a live in-person community town hall on Saturday March 18th from 11:00am - 12:00pm at Skagit PUD #1 located at 1415 Freeway Drive, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273. This meeting will be held in the Aqua Room.Senator Liz Lovelett, Rep. Debra Lekanoff and Rep. Alex Ramel will share their legislative priorities and answer your questions on the issues important to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Legislature
    Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The city of Sedro-Woolley will host a town hall Saturday with the state legislators from the 39th District. The town hall is 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers. State Sen. Keith Wagoner and representatives Carolyn Eslick and Sam Low will provide updates on key bills important to the people of Skagit County as the Legislature passes the midway point of its 105-day ...read more
    Categories: Burlington Chamber Member, Legislature, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 06, 2023
      MAR. 2, 2023   AWB Hopeful About Legislative PrioritiesYesterday marked the halfway point of the 105-day legislative session. AWB is encouraged to see key bills around housing, energy and workforce move forward, and there’s still time for lawmakers to address the urgent issue of public safety. Eighteen AWB-supported housing bills are still alive. This includes ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Legislature
    Friday, March 03, 2023
    Today, the Senate approved legislation requested by Gov. Jay Inslee that would spur urgent reforms to the state’s competency restoration system.The issue has attracted attention because surging demand over the past several years has created long delays in defendants’ access to competency services. Many defendants wait in jail, or judges may dismiss the charges or release the defendant to wait in ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Legislature
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    Rep. Carolyn Eslick introduces “Students First” program to empower parents, improve students’ educational outcomesThe program would give parents control over where to direct their share of education-related state funding   On Thursday, State Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, introduced a bill that would allow parents to use their share of state education funds for private or home-based ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Legislature, Press Release