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The 2024 House, Senate, and Governor’s proposed supplemental budgets have now all been released. Overall, county programs fared well, with increases i… More...

Updates on transportation bills that made it through cutoff, those that died, and the Transportation and Capital Budget hearings. More...

As expected, the house of origin cutoff that occurred on February 13th resulted in more bills dying and the field of bills moving being winnowed down. More...

Now that the session has passed a key deadline – the house-of-origin floor cutoff – there are only a few housing bills still alive that are relevant t… More...

We are now two-thirds of the way through the legislative session, and are now left with a much more focused list of issues to work on. More...

Over the last several years, our State Legislature has made significant investments in our governmental public health system. More...

With the first cutoff come and gone, here’s an update regarding some important bills we have been working on. More...

The policy committee cutoff that occurred on January 31 resulted in some bills dying and some waiting to make it past the fiscal cutoff that will occu… More...

Public health professionals and advocates convened in Olympia for the Washington State Public Health Association’s (WSPHA) Legislative Education Day o… More...

County jails are facing correction officer recruitment and retention difficulties. Plus, once hired, corrections officers cannot complete the required… More...

In 2018, the Senate passed SB 6109, amending RCW 19.27.560 and requiring local governments to implement certain parts of the International Wildland Ur… More...

The 2024 Session started out with significant legislation moving in several areas. First, SB 5059, which would apply prejudgment interest to tort case… More...

The U.S. EPA has sole authority to establish emission standards for engines used in new farm and construction equipment under 175 horsepower, creating… More...

With just a couple of weeks of the legislative session under our belts, there are a few bills to highlight regarding public safety and human services. More...

The 2024 Legislature is continuing the work of the last several sessions, putting much of its focus on solving the housing crisis. Once again, it’s tu… More...

This year has provided a chance for public health to refocus and turn attention to several of their tried-and-true programs and services. More...

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