There are so many ways to pay tribute to Dr. King across the state this weekend. Thank you Seattle MLK, Jr. Organizing Coalition for this graphic! Week One in Review Week one of the legislative session included over 100 committee hearings, the official seating of new members, the Governor's annual State of the State address, and the collection of co-sponsors before proposals become official bills. Both the House and the Senate passed bills this week, a highlight of which was a success for FAN's Legislative Agenda - the Agriculture Carbon Sequestration bill (SB 5947) which passed the Senate at 32 yeas, 17 nays! [...]
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Signup today to receive our weekly E-News and alerts. Getting Ready for the WA Legislative Session Monday, January 13 is the first day of the 2020 legislature, and your voice and presence will be needed throughout the 60-day session. Last month, the governor released his supplemental budget where the main focus was reducing homelessness by using money from our state's Rainy Day fund, requiring a two-thirds vote from each chamber. FAN supports the use of the emergency fund given the grave emergency of our state's housing and homelessness issue. We also support appropriating $10M for the Housing Trust Fund in our Capital [...]