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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

Last week (June 10th-14th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
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Last week (June 3rd-7th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
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Last week (May 20th-24th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week in Congress.
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Guy Palumbo resigns from the Washington State Senate, effective immediately

Excerpt: Guy Palumbo is out. The one-term Democratic state senator has resigned from office, effective immediately. Three successors must now be nominated by the Democratic Party.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last week (May 13th-17th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week in Congress.
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Last week (May 6th-11th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Happy Mother's Day! Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted with our new recurring feature, Last Week in Congress.
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A huge win for inclusion and opportunity: Washington State Legislature adopts I-1000

Excerpt: The House and Senate have approved an initiative that would allow Washington to remedy discrimination faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democratic leaders celebrate adoption of Oregon’s groundbreaking rent control law

Excerpt: Oregon has become the first state in the country to adopt rent control legislation at the state level.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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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
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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
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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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