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New proposal targets carbon reduction, rural economic growth

  • May 11th, 2015

OLYMPIA – As legislators continue work to come to an agreement on the state operating budget and a funding solution for schools, work has continued to refine the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which could […]

  • Sen. Nelson: Voting is a fundamental American right

Sen. Nelson: Voting is a fundamental American right

  • May 7th, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following a work session on the Voting Rights Act and the testimony of a key figure at the center […]

  • Senate Republicans: Working for the (Three-Day) Weekend

Senate Republicans: Working for the (Three-Day) Weekend

  • April 23rd, 2015

To paraphrase 1980s Canadian rockers Loverboy, Senate Republicans have spent the 2015 session working for the three-day weekend.
The numbers speak for themselves:
• 7 Fridays with no floor action or committees
• 35 Total days with no floor […]

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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