• News for Legislature

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
    Please note that the following legislative actions have been taken:House Bill 1716 — Concerning locations at which ballots may be castSubstitute offered in the House on January 17, 2022 • Requires that county auditors open a voting center during a special election only when the county is conducting an election. • Requires the county auditor to open a voting center, rather than only conduct ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 19, 2022
    Washington employers continue to speak out about the challenges and confusion surrounding the state's new long-term care program, the WA Cares Fund. Employers urged state lawmakers to hit pause on the program -- and the new tax to pay for it -- in this new AWB Amplified news report. The tax kicked in on Jan. 1. Employees are automatically enrolled unless they opt out. State officials announced ...read more
    Categories: Legislature
    Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Gov. Jay Inslee took steps in Dec. to help address the matter as he proposed supplemental budget funding for 2022 that represents a significant investment - more than $1 billion – to reduce poverty, address housing and provide resources to many Washingtonians left behind."In 2017, we created the poverty reduction group to develop a 10-year strategic plan to reduce poverty in our state," Inslee ...read more
    Categories: Legislature, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    Gov. Jay Inslee presented his 2022 State of State speech today to the Washington State Legislature. The governor laid out his charge as they begin the crucial work of the 60-day legislative session. He urged legislators to take “Action...this Day” on a number of crucial issues such as homelessness and housing, climate change and protection for salmon. The governor’s speech was delivered ...read more
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