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Senate Democrats: Oil train bill lacks key safety provisions

  • March 9th, 2015

OLYMPIA – Following the passage of a bill that falls short on addressing needs related to oil train safety, Sens. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, and John McCoy, D-Tulalip, released the […]

Sen. Sharon Nelson applauds State House for helping close the wage gap

  • March 3rd, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below Tuesday following the State House’s passage of a measure to raise Washington’s minimum wage:

“I applaud the leadership of our colleagues in the House of Representatives […]

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2015 Session: Let’s Get To Work

The challenges that faced the legislature in 2014 — education funding, a transportation plan for all Washingtonians and important policies such as climate change, oil train transportation and mental health — are the same challenges the 2015 legislature must tackle. Read more…

Sen. Sharon Nelson

Sen. Sharon Nelson – Senate Democratic Leader