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 By SYDNEY BROWN    News

Governor gives tenants protections, reduces help for landlords

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law an automatic right for tenants to have an attorney, though it came with a catch — Inslee sent back two parts of the bill regarding landlord rental assistance. In a memo after the April 22 bill... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
 By Sydney Brown    News

Idea wins broad bi-partisan support, Qualified families would qualify for rebate

OLYMPIA — A tax credit for working families in Washington passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote April 11, with lawmakers on both sides saying the exemption for low-income earners was a long time coming.  “Expanding and fully... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By SYDNEY BROWN    News

Senate passes carbon cap after debate on green energy as well as transportation

OLYMPIA — A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after lawmakers passed a Climate Commitment Act that majority Democrats say will boost the state’s... — Updated 4/15/2021

 
 By SYDNEY BROWN    News

Plan with bipartisan support set to improve roadways

The Washington House of Representatives passed a $10.94 billion transportation budget with some bipartisan support. The vote on April 2 was 87-11. The budget pays for expanded green transportation and improved roadways.... — Updated 4/15/2021

 
 By SYDNEY BROWN    News

House passes $6 billion capital works budget

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital budget April 2 in a unanimous vote, earmarking millions of state and federal funding for investments in community projects and public works — including projects in the cities... — Updated 4/15/2021

 
 By SYDNEY BROWN    News

Eviction protections approved by state Senate

OLYMPIA — As the end of an emergency eviction moratorium looms over thousands of Washington renters, a bill requiring landlords to have just cause for evicting a tenant passed the House of Representatives in a 54-44 vote March... — Updated 3/11/2021

 
 By Sydney Brown    News

Mandated homeless shelters draw criticism

OLYMPIA — Senate Bill 5107 would require counties with populations exceeding 50,000 to establish emergency housing and homeless shelters. The bill sponsored by Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn would also require mental health,... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
 By SYDNEY BROWN    News

Use of police force elicits emotional testimony

OLYMPIA — A proposed ban on the use of chokeholds, unleashed K-9 dogs and other use-of-force tactics by law enforcement is just the beginning of an effort by several state lawmakers to address police violence and its impact on... — Updated 1/21/2021

 

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