Washington Legislative Update January 31, 2018

This Thursday, Washington United Ways are joining in the housing and homeless policy advocacy day in partnership with the WA Low Income Housing Alliance in Olympia. In addition to meeting legislators and participating in a "Rally for Homes," we will collaborate with Washington Information Network 211 in hosting an evening reception at the Governor's Mansion.  Governor Jay Inslee will kick off festivities.  We have a strong turnout -- thank you for joining us.

Here is what's been happening of interest in Olympia.

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Washington Legislative Update January 24, 2018

We're in week 3 of the 2018 legislative session.  Here's this week's update.

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January 17, 2018 Update

The Capital budget's fate is still undetermined though looking more promising with its passage from Senate Ways & Means committee this week. A new bill introduced would expand ECAP eligibility and the House and Senate school breakfast bills are moving through the process.

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January 10, 2018 - Update

The 2018 Session of the Washington State Legislature has started. Bills are being introduced and hearings are being scheduled that affect our agenda. Of particular importance this week is the school breakfast bill.

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December 23, 2017 Update


Please join local United Way colleagues and partners from across Washington to learn about the critical conditions and issues impacting housing and homelessness along with the policy priorities to help solve them. Starting at 10 a.m., Friday, January 5,  Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Policy Director Michele Thomas and local United Way leaders will discuss these critical issues.  Here is the link to join. 

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November 28, 2017 Update

Tim Sullivan, Washington Information Network 211 and Penni Belcher, 211 Director for United Way of Piece County, will be conducting a 60 minute webinar on 211 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6.  This will be a great opportunity to learn the latest about the 211 system, its plans and challenges.  PLEASE SHARE THIS INVITATION with United Way staff, board members and volunteers and your partner agencies.  UWPNW has included the preservation and enhancement of 211 in its 2018-19 legislative agenda. Here's the link to the webinar. 

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