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Nelson: Decision to end DACA is un-American

  • September 5th, 2017

OLYMPIA – Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below following the Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program:

“DACA kids are American kids. They are […]

Democrats, Republicans reach agreement on capital budget

  • July 19th, 2017

Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, released the statement below following a four-corner agreement on a Capital Budget:

“On Tuesday afternoon, Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate reached agreement on a full capital budget. This […]

Democrats, Republicans reach agreement on capital budget

  • July 19th, 2017

Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, released this statement today following a four-corner agreement late Tuesday on a Capital Budget:

“On Tuesday afternoon, Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate reached agreement on a full capital […]

Nelson: Senate Republicans – “Grow up and govern”

  • April 21st, 2017

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Friday issued the statement below following a Senate Republican move to change their own two-thirds tax rule to hold an intentionally doomed vote on two tax bills with two […]

A closer look at the Senate Republican tax proposal

  • March 29th, 2017

Last week Senate Republicans passed their budget proposal on a straight party line vote. The Republican plan eliminates local school levies and imposes a $5.6 billion, statewide property tax. Currently, our existing local property tax funds can be […]

Nelson: Senate Republican budget “cold-blooded”

  • March 21st, 2017

OLYMPIA – Senate Democratic leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below Tuesday following the announcement of the Senate Republican budget:

“What we saw today was straight out of the Trump playbook.

“Republicans unveiled a budget that […]

Senate Democrats to hold town hall meetings in March

  • February 28th, 2017

Legislators will be holding town hall meetings with constituents across the state in March. Town hall meetings are chance for community members to meet with their state leaders, ask questions, and get an update […]

Looking forward on education funding

  • January 9th, 2017

Seven months ago, eight lawmakers representing each legislative caucus were asked to examine nine outstanding questions related to the basic education funding problems that remain and make recommendations to the Legislature on what should […]

  • Democrats release school funding recommendations

Democrats release school funding recommendations

  • January 4th, 2017

OLYMPIA – Democratic education leaders on Wednesday released final recommendations on a K-12 school funding package to ensure competitive wages for teachers and to resolve the McCleary case before the state Supreme Court.

Senate and […]

Senate Democrats announce committee assignments

  • December 21st, 2016

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats on Wednesday announced their committee assignments for the upcoming 2017 legislative session.

“With six new members, Senate Democrats are energized heading into 2017 and we are ready to deliver on our […]

Nelson: Senate Democrats resolute against fear and division

  • November 17th, 2016

State Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, released the following statement in response to recent actions by members of the Senate Republican Caucus following the presidential election:

Nelson: Hill’s passing a tremendously sad day for our state

  • November 1st, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the news of the passing of Sen. Andy Hill:

“Today’s news leaves us all with heavy hearts. We are devastated to learn of Senator […]

Nelson: A positive revenue forecast is great news for our state and for Washington’s one million school kids

  • September 21st, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following Wednesday’s news that state revenue is expected to rise $334 million this biennium and $125 million in 2017-19:

Nelson: Despite budget deal, work on education is far from over

  • March 29th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Tuesday issued the statement below following the passage of the supplemental operating budget and the completion of the 2016 legislative session:

Nelson: Senate Republicans start backing away from “irresponsible” budget

  • March 11th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the latest Senate Republican budget proposal that backs away from devastating cuts to mental health, and other critical state services:

“I’m pleased to see that […]

Nelson: Senate Republicans completely miss the mark on education

  • February 24th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the unveiling of the Senate Republican budget:

“The Senate Republicans have ignored key issues important to the vast majority of Washingtonians all year. Their budget […]

Senate Democrats unveil the Bring Washington Home Act

  • February 4th, 2016

Communities throughout Washington are reporting a spike in their homeless population. What has long been a problem is quickly becoming a crisis.

Because of the urgency of this growing issue, Senate Democrats are sponsoring the […]