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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

Bill requiring a clean electric grid clears Washington State House, returns to Senate

Excerpt: Landmark legislation that would commit Washington State to a renewable energy future is one step closer to reaching Governor Jay Inslee's desk.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bill to enshrine Patient Protection Act provisions into state law heads to Inslee

Excerpt: Washingtonians worried about Donald Trump's efforts to destroy the Patient Protection Act can take comfort in knowing that their state government has taken action to protect the health freedoms they gained during the Obama years.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Senate Democrats unveil their own capital gains tax plan, but it doesn’t fund our schools

Excerpt: Levying a capital gains tax on the wealthy is a very good idea, but the Senate Democrats' plan sadly does not dedicate the money to our schools.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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On fifth anniversary of Oso slide, NPI calls on Legislature to fund geologic hazards research

Excerpt: NPI is calling on Washington's lawmakers to appropriate funding so geologic hazards like slides can be researched by our Department of Natural Resources.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Republican Jim Walsh’s angry tirades disrupt the work of the Washington State House

Excerpt: Recent House floor proceedings have revealed that a Trump-loving member of the Washington State House of Representatives has an anger management problem.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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VICTORY! Washington State Senate approves legislation to repeal Tim Eyman’s push polls

Excerpt: We're halfway towards our objective of sending Governor Jay Inslee legislation to repeal Eyman's push polls, which he falsely calls "advisory votes".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bored House Republicans waste our resources on bill mocking statue replacement task force

Excerpt: Fourteen of our Republican elected representatives just made fools of themselves by trying their hands at satire, wasting public resources in the process.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Good news: House Democrats introduce bill to create progressive tax reform task force

Excerpt: The legislation would create a task force to set Washington on a pathway to developing a credible plan to overhaul our unfair, broken tax code.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate votes to keep the federal government funded through September 2019

Excerpt: The legislation would avert another Trump shutdown just three weeks after Congress temporarily voted to reopen the government without funding Trump's wall.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Committee meetings at the Washington State Capitol cancelled for Monday, February 11th

Excerpt: Due to snowy weather, the Washington State Legislature will be mostly closed for business on Monday, February 11th, legislative leaders have announced.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump caves to Democrats, says he’ll sign bill to temporarily reopen the federal government

Excerpt: Donald Trump has agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government without money for the construction a wall on the border with Mexico.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate fails to advance legislation to reopen the federal government

Excerpt: The federal government remains shut down, but the Senate Republicans are splintering, which could mean Congress might soon finally stand up to Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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“We are the state that invests in our people”: Jay Inslee delivers 2019 State of the State

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of Governor Jay Inslee's 2019 State of the State Address.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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House Democrats use their new majority to pass bills to reopen the federal government

Excerpt: The House acted on two bills: one to re-open and fund the government until September (H. R. 21) and one to fund the Department of Homeland Security without money for a border wall (H. J. Res 1). Each passed easily.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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