NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate provides the Northwest Progressive Institute's uplifting perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Daily Archives: December 1st, 2022

U.S. Senate Republicans use chamber’s undemocratic sixty-vote threshold to deny railroad workers sick leave they need

Excerpt: Senate Republicans used the chamber's undemocratic sixty vote threshold to nix a concurrent resolution in Congress to require paid sick leave for railroad workers. Democratic and independent senators voted for it, but most Republicans withheld their votes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Economic Security, Policy Topics
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Washington State Senate Democrats announce leadership changes, committee assignments for 2023 legislative session

Excerpt: Fresh of an outstanding midterm election cycle in which every frontline Democratic senator's reelection was secured, the Washington State Senate Democrats on December 1st announced a set of leadership changes for the 2023 session along with the caucus' complete committee assignments. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Public Service
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