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Education is Washington’s paramount duty, according to our State Constitution. Providing adequate funding of education has long been debated in our state and eventually resulted in a landmark …

Voting commences statewide for the 2023 General Election in Washington

OLYMPIA – The electoral gears are in motion across the Evergreen State as voting for the 2023 General Election officially begins. With a staggering 590 ballot boxes and voting centers spread …

OLYMPIA — In a tribute to U.S. Constitution Week, Secretary of State Steve Hobbs will unveil an extraordinary historical exhibition, the original 1889 Washington Constitution, at Olympia's …

Thank you for participating in my 7th annual “Listening Tour”

After my election to the Senate seven years ago, I started an annual “listening tour” to help me hear directly from constituents on issues important to their communities. I recently …

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $15.4 million in grants to eight organizations across the state, expanding access to legal aid services for low-income …

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced that Washington state will receive more than $33 million in new grant and loan …

State and federal dollars allocated to build resilience in local food supply chain

OLYMPIA - The need to respond to pandemic-related disruptions to the food supply chain in recent years illustrated the important ways that resilient local food systems can help connect consumers to …

Newhouse helps lead legislation to secure American elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act alongside House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Administration …

Newhouse stops Biden Administration from banning gas stoves

WASHINGTON, D.C .  – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on June 22, that will prohibit funds for the …

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), in partnership with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), …

Editor’s note: Last March the Quad published a story about Medicaid recertification requirements in Washington state for the 3,210 Okanogan County residents covered by or eligible for Medicaid …

OLYMPIA – The NW Compact, an agreement with U.S. states and Canadian provinces to share resources, allows Washington DNR and its fire service partners to send heavy air tankers, engines, hand …

Employers begin deducting WA Cares premiums July 1

Starting July 1, employers will begin deducting premiums from Washington workers’ paychecks for the WA Cares Fund, the state’s new long-term care insurance program. Through paycheck …

Newhouse introduces legislation to support Central Washington winegrape growers

Wednesday, June 22, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Farm Crop Insurance Act alongside Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Alex Padilla …

Newhouse defends American farmland from foreign adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The week of June 12, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations bill that will require the Secretary of …

Governor appoints longtime Wenatchee port commissioner to state Transportation Commission

OYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Janet “JC” Baldwin of Wenatchee to fill an open seat on the Washington State Transportation Commission. Baldwin is a small business owner and …

Payroll tax for long-term care program starts July 1

OLYMPIA - The WA Cares Fund, a new state-run, long-term care insurance program, will begin payroll deductions on July 1. Originally set to take effect in January 2022, the Legislature voted to delay …

Lawmakers successfully developed and approved operating, transportation, and capital budgets for the 2023-2025 biennium. In addition to the budgets, other laws were updated, including a much-needed …

Enough is Enough

Enough Is Enough (EIE) applauds the efforts of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to shine a national spotlight on the harms of social media, stating it presents "profound risk of harm' for …

State awards grants to help communities plan for recreation

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) today announced the award of more than $4.7 million in grants to help communities plan for outdoor recreation facilities. …

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