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U.S. Senate unanimously adopts gargantuan $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package

Excerpt: The legislation now goes to the United States House of Representatives for further consideration. It is backed by Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act in 1 AM vote

Excerpt: Good news: The United States House of Representatives has approved a sweeping bill that will help families respond to the worst public health crisis in a century.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy, World Commmunity
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2020 Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die after upping COVID-19 response

Excerpt: Lawmakers are heading home from Olympia after concluding a sixty day, even-numbered year regular session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Another Tim Eyman scam bites the dust: I‑1648 fails to qualify for the November ballot

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman was forced to admit failure yet again as his scheme to overturn the Legislature's 2019 revenue reforms met its demise in Olympia at the Secretary of State's Elections Annex on Union Street.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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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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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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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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Federal agencies in limbo thanks to the intransigence of Individual Number One

Excerpt: The #TrumpShutdown is here.
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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Victory! Bill to levy capital gains tax gets “do pass” recommendation from House Finance

Excerpt: A bill that would make Washington's upside down tax code more just and equitable by levying a capital gains tax on the wealthy has just been reported out of the House Finance Committee with a "do pass" recommendation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Transparency matters: States like Washington need to adopt a tax expenditure budget

Excerpt: It's no secret that Washington has an upside down tax code, but what is largely a secret is who benefits from all the tax exemptions currently on our books. Other states keep a list of their tax breaks and how much they cost, but Washington doesn't. Learn why it's imperative we start doing so by reading this post.
Written by:Steve Zemke
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U.S. Congress votes to reopen the federal government, reauthorize CHIP for six years

Excerpt: Today, majorities in each house of the United States Congress voted to reopen and fund the federal government through February 8th, 2018, as well as reauthorize CHIP for another six years, after Senate Democrats reached understanding with Senate Republicans regarding the fate of DACA.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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