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

Washington Legislative Update -December 2018

With the election over and the 2019 session approaching, the House and Senate are preparing by re-organizing their leadership teams and committees.  And legislative meetings are happening. This is what we know so far: Read more

Washington Legislative Update - October 2018

The United Ways of Washington have endorsed a legislative framework for the 2019 Legislative Session which focuses on four issues that strengthen communities, advance the common good and improve lives.   Read more

Washington Legislative Update - September 2018

While the election season is heating up and capturing the headlines, policy work continues behind the scenes on the state and federal level.  Here's a few news items of interest that deal with homelessness, public assistance and child care. Read more

Washington Legislative Update - August 2018

In the slow heat of the summer, the 2019 Legislative Session seems so far away. (It starts in 23 weeks) Yet, its during the interim where the policy work gets done and when decision packages are developed for the upcoming budget session.  Here's a few things that are happening that might be of interest to you. Read more

Washington Legislative Update - June 2018

Here's a few items you might find interesting that we have put on our legislative update page. Between sessions, we hope to send this on a monthly basis.  Let me know if you have information to share that is consistent with United Way Legislative Agenda.  Read more

Washington Legislative Update March 14, 2018 - End of Session

The 2018 Legislative Session is over with most bills now before the Governor for his review and signature. A supplemental budget was approved. Here's how the Legislative Agenda of the United Ways of Washington fared this year. Read more

Washington Legislative Update March 7, 2018

The regular 2018 Legislative Session in Olympia is down to its last two days.  Here's where we stand in the final hours. Read more

Washington Legislative Update February 28, 2018

Now that both the House (HB 2299) and Senate (SB 6032) have approved versions of a supplemental budget, attention moves to reconciling differences and finishing up on legislation. Just one more week left to get it done! Read on to see how we're doing with our agenda this year. Read more

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