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  • Rolfes: “I believe the Court has done us a favor”

Rolfes: “I believe the Court has done us a favor”

  • September 11th, 2014

Senate Democratic Floor Leader Christine Rolfes issued the statement below following today’s Supreme Court ruling:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling that the state is in contempt for failing to adequately fund the education of Washington’s one million school […]

  • June revenue forecast shows increase in general fund revenue

June revenue forecast shows increase in general fund revenue

  • June 17th, 2014

The June revenue forecast, released Tuesday, shows an increase of $157 million in general fund revenue for the current biennium and projects a $238 million increase in the next.

During the next session, the Legislature […]

  • Kohl-Welles releases statement following Seattle Pacific University shooting

Kohl-Welles releases statement following Seattle Pacific University shooting

  • June 5th, 2014

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, released this statement following news of a shooting this afternoon at Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, students and staff […]

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2014 Session: Work Left Unfinished

While there were victories to celebrate in 2014 – the passage of the Dream Act, gun violence prevention and a modest amount of money put into education – Senate Democrats are concerned about the lack of progress that was made toward fully funding education in 2014 and the burden that and other shortcomings will create when the 2015 legislature convenes in January. Read more…

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Eye on the Majority

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Sen. Sharon Nelson

Sen. Sharon Nelson – Senate Democratic Leader