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

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


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