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Tag: Linda Evans Parlette

June
10th

House Democrats begin girding for July 1 government shut down – are voting on stop-gap cap budget that only continues ongoing projects

An update for that last blog post implying another week of work for the Legislature in a second special session that likely starts Wednesday morning: House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan just spoke to reporters and the Covington Democrat said that the House and Senate are fa-a-a-r from closing in on a deal – and he’s not talking a few days.

“We are still pretty far apart,” Sullivan said, noting Gov. Jay Inslee‘s statement before special session that the parties were light years apart. “I would say we are still somewhere out in space,’’ Sullivan said.

The Republican-led Senate passed a

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Feb.
11th

UPDATE: Panel discussion on Wednesday celebrates 100 years of women in the Washington Legislature

Several current and former lawmakers are hosting a panel discussion Wednesday afternoon to honor the 100 years that women have served in the Washington Legislature. The event comes 100 years after Frances C. Axtell from Bellingham and Nena J. Croake from Tacoma – the first two women elected – took office.

“Historically it’s very significant when you consider that women didn’t get the vote until 1910 in this state – and after a huge campaign. Although the first two women were elected 100

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