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In the midst of a pandemic, systemic racism and West Coast wildfires, WSNA members are still lending their strong, collective voices to the need for workplace safety, transparency and equity.
Nurses make outstanding lawmakers, and right now we don’t have enough of them. If you are thinking about running for office, taking these steps in advance will help you succeed.
It was a busy week of floor action at the State Capitol. Wednesday night was the House of Origin cutoff which means that all bills not necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) must be voted out of their original legislative chamber or they would no longer be viable. Bills that were voted out prior to cutoff will have hearings in the…
This week bills that weren’t considered “necessary to implement the budget” (NTIB) were required to pass out of their fiscal committees by Monday night. Legislators worked the weekend and late on Monday to hear as many bills as possible before the cutoff.
What a week! WSNA nurses were at the Capitol this week – advocating for nursing priorities and working families. On Thursday, nurses from around the state joined WSNA’s Lobby Day and spoke with their legislators on our priority issues.
It was a busy week of hearings in Olympia, with WSNA weighing in on many bills. We continued meeting with legislators about our priority issues, including funding for the School Nurse Corps. This week we are highlighting movement on our policy priority related to the need for a more uniform, but also community-based, response system…
2020 Legislative Session Week 1 update The 2020 legislative session kicked off on Monday. It’s the second year of the biennium which means that it is a “short” 60-day session. New House Speaker Laurie Jinkins was sworn in on Monday – she is the first woman and first out lesbian Speaker of House. She is a strong advocate for access…
A friendly reminder from the WSNA-PAC Board that Washington state’s Primary Election is Tuesday, August 6 – no postage is required to mail your ballot! The WSNA-PAC has endorsed candidates in two special election legislative races.
On Tuesday, the Senate released its budget.
The week started off with a flurry of activity as the House of Representatives released its biennial budget on Monday.
Our bills continue to move through the legislative process – and this week one of those bills was highlighted on TVW’s Legislative Review.
We are officially halfway through the 2019 legislative session!
On Thursday, nurses from around the state converged in Olympia for WSNA Lobby Day.
Today is the first cutoff of the legislative session – meaning all policy bills must be voted out of the policy committee in their house of origin to keep moving through the process.
For the first time anyone can remember, all committee hearings were canceled on Monday due to snow.
Despite the snow earlier this week, things were busy in Olympia! Our government relations team has been busy meeting with legislators and testifying on various bills being heard in committee.
On Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee voted our Rest Breaks bill, SB 5190, out of committee.
The second week of the legislative session got off to a fast start! On Monday, both the House and Senate Labor Committees held hearings on our Rest Break bills, SB 5190 (Senate) and HB 1155 (House).
The 2019 Legislative session officially began Monday with the swearing in of new legislators. Notably, this biennium, we have the most pro-nurse legislature in recent years!
Find out which candidates in the 2018 general election will be champions for nursing's causes.
This year’s primary election saw increased voter turnout across Washington state. Now, it’s time to Get Out the Vote for a pro-nurse legislature!
Your WSNA-PAC Board is a powerhouse of political action for nurses and patients.
With your help, we will elect a pro-nurse legislature and we will pass the rest breaks bill next session.