For the first time, the State of Washington recognized January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. (TRT: 58) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Wednesday, Jan. 11th marked the state’s first Human Trafficking Awareness Day as an official day of recognition. Sen. Maralyn Chase of Edmonds has worked on this issue for a number of years and is worried that there are still too many young girls and women who are potential targets.
Sen. Maralyn […]
Nearly a quarter of new mothers have to return to work just two weeks after giving birth. Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, is sponsoring a paid family and medical leave proposal that would give security to Washington families who need to take time away from work to care for their families. (TRT: 57 ) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Sen. Karen Keiser of Des Moines has worked in the legislature on the issue […]
Deputy Senate Democratic Leader, Sen. Andy Billig of Spokane says that Senate Democrats are focused on creating opportunity and building prosperity for all Washingtonians, which includes fully funding basic education for our state’s 1.1 million schoolkids. (TRT: 57) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Monday marked the beginning of a new Legislative Session, which is poised to be one of the more difficult sessions in recent memory due to the State Supreme Court’s deadline […]
Despite passage of the supplemental operating budget in the Senate on Tuesday evening, Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, says that the budget still leaves a lot behind. (TRT: 0:59) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Following the passage of a supplemental operating budget, Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island shared her thoughts on the $38.2 billion budget deal.
After 32 years of service to the state, Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam has decided to retire. (TRT: 1:45) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
On the final day of the 2016 regular Legislative Session, Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam announced his decision to retire after more than 32 years of service to the state.
Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam: (TRT: 14) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “When I first came to the legislature, Cherberg was […]
The Senate passed the supplemental transportation budget on Tuesday evening, 44 to 5. (TRT: 0:60) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
The Washington State Senate on Tuesday evening passed an $8.6 billion dollar Supplemental Transportation Budget that will continue to support investments to our state’s public infrastructure system. Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens was the lead negotiator for the Senate Democrats.
Sen. Pramila Jayapal of Seattle and Sen. Cyrus Habib of Bellevue voiced their support to a packed room of supporters of the Washington State Voting Rights Act after it was moved to the Senate floor calendar on Tuesday. (TRT: 1:28) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Organizer and Group: (TRT: 0:07) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “Power to the people! With fair representation! Power to the people! With fair representation!”
A group of over 120 […]
During the Senate’s debate on Friday of the constitutional amendment that would require a 2/3rds supermajority vote in the legislature to raise taxes, Democratic Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam detailed the different reasons voters may have approved of Initiative 1366 that passed in […]
Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island: (TRT: :05) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “Homelessness is a crisis in this state. There isn’t a community in our state that is immune.”
Senate Democratic Leader, Sharon Nelson of Maury Island unveiled a proposal on Thursday, […]
Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, is sponsoring a bill that would allow tribal members better access to dental care. (TRT: 0:63) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
A bill heard on Monday would expand access to dental care for tribal members through the creation of dental health aide therapists. This is the 11th time that Sen. McCoy of Tulalip has sponsored similar legislation, the second time before the Senate Health Care Committee.
Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip: […]