The Washington House quickly assembled to pass a sports betting bill that will allow the state’s tribal casinos to offer wagering to customers. The measure passed with ease by the count of 83 to 14, sending the bill to the Senate for possible passage.
A bill that would allow sports betting in Washington State’s tribal casinos received overwhelming support from lawmakers. The bill was approved it in a House floor vote last week, setting the stage for the bill to become a law come springtime.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is pushing forward on a bill that would ban excessive solitary confinement for juveniles.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request legislation to ban solitary confinement as a punitive practice for juveniles passed the Washington State House of Representatives today, in a strong bipartisan vote of 76-20. There is a growing national consensus that placing juveniles in solitary confinement is inhumane and does not improve behavior. Studies have shown solitary confinement … READ MORE
A bill sponsored by 21st District Rep. Strom Peterson that would end solitary confinement for young people in Washington state jails and detention facilities is making its way through the State Legislature.
A bill to end solitary confinement for young people in Washington state jails and detention facilities is making its way through the State Legislature.
An overwhelming majority of Washington voters surveyed on the Northwest Progressive Institute’s behalf agree that retailers ought to be prohibited from distributing single use plastic bags statewide to reduce pollution.
(Seattle, WA) – Today Congress directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow airports to use firefighting foam free of highly fluorinated chemicals or PFAS. PFAS-containing firefighting foam is responsible for the contamination of drinking water of millions of Americans across the country, including in the Washington state communities of Issaquah, Whidbey Island, and Airway … READ MORE
Rep. Peterson stands in solidarity with the workers at Darigold, and joined them for a protest to demand action. Read an excerpt from the coverage below, and click the link at the bottom to read the full article. “A broad coalition of labor groups, farm workers’ rights groups, and dairy workers started a fast Thursday … READ MORE