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Daily Archives: March 8th, 2018

It’s over: 2018 session of the Washington State Legislature adjourned Sine Die

Excerpt: The Washington State Legislature is going home. Having spent sixty days working to craft three budgets and pass a long list of policy bills (many liberated from the Republicans' graveyard of progress), lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate jubilantly voted to adjourn Sine Die tonight.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 approved by the Legislature along with a compromise bill

Excerpt: In a historic vote, the House and Senate of the State of Washington have approved an initiative and a successor bill that removes the requirement for prosecutors to prove that a police officer acted "without malice" when bringing a case for improper use of deadly force.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House, Senate agree on 2018 supplemental operating budget

Excerpt: As one of its final acts prior to adjourning Sine Die later on this evening, the Washington State Legislature today sent Governor Jay Inslee a supplemental operating budget agreement that appropriates funding to a host of essential public services necessary to the health and well-being of our communities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ruth Kagi (D-32nd District: Shoreline, Seattle, Edmonds) to retire from the state House

Excerpt: Another senior member of the Washington State Legislature's House Democratic caucus has decided to retire this year instead of seeking reelection. Representative Ruth KagiĀ (D-32nd District: Shoreline, Seattle, Edmonds) announced today that this will be her last term in office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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