Washington Legislative Update -March 13, 2019

At 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 13), the Legislature will have reached its self-imposed deadline for bills passing their house of origin. By tomorrow, the Senate will only be considering bills that have been approved by the House.  And the House will only consider bills approved by the Senate.  The exceptions are budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets.   Read more

Washington Legislative Update -March 6, 2019

We're keeping our tracking list up-to-date even though changes are happening quickly as the state House and Senate actively engage in floor debates. Here's what has happened so far this week.  Read more

Washington Legislative Update -February 27, 2019 - Time to Get Engaged

This is an exciting week in Olympia.  With many bills starting to move to the House and Senate floor, housing and homeless advocates will be working the Capitol hallways side-by-side with advocates for the United Ways of Washington's agenda and full funding of the 2-1-1 Washington Information Network.  Read on for details and how you can get involved, even if you're not coming to Olympia this week. Read more

Washington Legislative Update -February 20, 2019

The first major deadline for 2019 legislation on Friday. For a bill to stay active in this year's session, it has to have cleared the bill's committee of origin by Friday unless it is in one of the fiscal committees (Such as Senate Ways & Means, House Finance and House Appropriations.).  The fiscal committee deadline is March 1.  Some important activities will benefit from your active participation.  Read more

Washington Legislative Update -February 13, 2019

This weekend's snow has slowed work down in the Legislature but good things have been happening.  Read more

Washington Legislative Update -February 6, 2019

The Working Families Tax Credit proposal gets a hearing this week and other issues are heating up. There's some good reasons to learn more. Read more

Washington Legislative Update -January 30, 2019

Bills of interest to United Ways are getting hearings during this third week of the 2019 Legislative Session. Here's more information. Read more

Washington Legislative Update -January 23, 2019

The Legislature is in full swing this week. For instance, today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m., the House Human Services and Early Learning Committee will hold a hearing on a set of bills related to child care and early learning. Read more

Washington Legislative Update -January 16, 2019

This is the first week of session of session and already hundreds of bills have been introduced, including the Governor’s proposed operating budget.  In coming weeks, we’ll be identifying bills to follow and their hearings. But right now, here are some important advocacy days for your calendar. Read more

Washington Legislative Update -January 9, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session starts next Monday, January 14 with six new state senators and 23 new state representatives (counting the appointment to replace Rep. Manweller).  Here is what is going on in some of our key policy agenda issues:   Read more

connect

get updates