A ringing gong symbolically honors many of the homeless people counted in King County. The Homeless Student Stability Act, Senate Bill 5065, will help many of the state’s 32, 494 homeless students. (TRT: 1:29) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Sen. David Frockt of Seattle is featured in the wrap.
[Gong ring, cheering and clapping]
First Lady Trudi Inslee was the first person Wednesday to ring a gong that was rung 3,772 times – […]
Producing industrial hemp could become legal under a bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond. (TRT: 51) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Industrial hemp could be coming soon to fields in Washington state under a bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond. Hemp is used to make a variety of different products including food, clothing, beauty products, building materials, and bio-fuels. Sen. Brian Hatfield:
Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, and Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, are working to help their community after flooding, mudslides and culvert washouts due to historic rains. (TRT: 1:33) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam and Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen are working closely with state and local officials to secure assistance for cleanup and repair efforts following historic rains that caused flooding, mudslides and culvert washouts across western Washington earlier […]
The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored in the Washington State Senate on Monday. (TRT: 1:01) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
While many people had Monday off of work and school as a holiday, the Washington State Senate took some time to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sen. Bob Hasegawa of Seattle:
Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle: (TRT: 24 ) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: […]
Four legislative proposals aim to increase access to quality housing for renters in Washington State. (TRT: 1:23) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
On Wednesday, four proposals were unveiled to help eliminate barriers and increase access to quality housing, especially among renters. One of the proposals sponsored by Sen. David Frockt of Seattle would make it possible to use one tenant screening check for a period of 30-days to help lower tenant screening costs.
Monday – Jan. 12, 2015, marked the first day of the Legislative Session in Olympia. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, shared some priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus. (TRT: 44) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island shared a few priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus that she hopes will be addressed during the 64th Legislative Session.
Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island: (TRT: 26 ) […]
Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, announced on Friday that safeguards may be coming to future bi-state transportation mega projects. (TRT:53) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Washington State Sen. Annette Cleveland unveiled three bills she will propose during the coming legislative session that are aimed at safeguarding any future bi-state transportation projects – especially a replacement for the antiquated I-5 bridge.
The Senate Financial Institutions, Housing and Insurance Committee discussed the difficulties between federal and state laws regarding marijuana and financial institutions. (TRT: 1:06) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Currently, the recreational marijuana industry in Washington state is cash only and major credit cards are not accepted forms of payment. Banks and credit lenders are caught in between federal and state laws regarding marijuana. Sen. Mark Mullet of Issaquah is the Senate Financial Institutions, […]
Washington State Senate Democrats have re-elected their leader (TRT: 46) Nicole Vukonich reports. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island: (TRT: 17) “I am very honored to have been elected as Senate Democratic Leader for the next two years. I appreciate the confidence of my caucus. We are facing very significant challenges in making sure that we provide funding for education for our kids, and therefore, their future and the future […]
State Democratic legislators held a work session on Tuesday to shine light onto the considerable and growing problem of retirement insecurity in our state and in our country (TRT: 1:12) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Staggeringly, a majority of Americans nationwide have less than $10,000 in savings and a third of working people say they have even less than that saved for retirement. Sen. Steve Conway of South Tacoma led Tuesday’s work session […]