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Daily Archives: June 30th, 2017

State House swiftly passes paid family and medical leave bill, sending it to Inslee’s desk

Excerpt: Washington State's House of Representatives has enthusiastically given its backing to a landmark paid family and medical leave bill that will bolster the economic security and well-being of Washington families. The House took action within an hour of having received the bill from the state Senate, which is extremely fast.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Washington State Senate passes landmark paid family and medical leave bill

Excerpt: By a vote of thirty-seven to twelve (a three-to-one margin), the Washington State Senate has passed a landmark paid family and medical leave bill that will strengthen the economic security and well-being of families across the Evergreen State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians strongly support Medicare For All and oppose Trumpcuts, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: A new poll commissioned by NPI has found that voters in Washington State are overwhelmingly opposed to the U.S. House's version of Trumpcuts while resoundingly supportive of the idea of expanding Medicare to cover everyone
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State budget analysis roundup: NPI partners offer critiques based on what we know so far

Excerpt: Today is the final day of Washington State’s current fiscal year. State lawmakers must either pass an operating budget by the end of the day or find a way to buy themselves more time to continue hammering out a budget (which most are loathe to do), or else state government will have to shut down. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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