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Washington State Legislature passed a record high number of citizen initiatives in 2024

Washington initiatives

The Washington State Legislature adjourned this year’s legislative session on March 7 passing three citizen-initiated initiatives into law—the most ever for a single year. From 1912, when the state’s initiative process was established, to 2023, just six Initiatives to the Legislature (ITLs) have received legislative approval. With three approved this year, the total increases to […]

First three Let’s Go Washington initiatives pass the legislature and now law

three initiatives

OLYMPIA—Three of six Let’s Go Washington landmark initiatives to the legislature passed both chambers of the Washington State Senate and House on Monday, March 4, and will become law in 90 days after the Legislature adjourns on March 7—no signature by Governor Jay Inslee is needed. The three initiatives that did not receive public hearings […]

Overwhelming public support for Parental Rights initiative

Parental Rights

OLYMPIA—The House Education Committee and Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee held a joint public hearing to discuss Initiative 2081, protecting parental rights, on Wednesday, February 28. The Meeting was chaired by Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (D- Rainier Beach). “We all know that family members are every child’s first teachers,” said Senator Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer […]

Help needed in identifying woman who defaced signed petition

defaced petition

ISSAQUAH, December 18, 2023—A woman defaced a signed statewide petition for I-2124 Opt Out of State-run Long Term Care Coverage Act, at an Issaquah Costco located at 1801 10th Avenue NW on Sunday evening. First reported and witnessed by unDivided host Brandi Kruse, the incident took place at approximately 5 p.m. as petitioners were collecting […]

Parental Rights Bill one step closer to becoming state law

Parental Rights Bill

TUMWATER, Wash., December 13, 2023—Citizen’s action group, Let’s Go Washington, announced on December 12, that it has surpassed the signature threshold to submit Initiative 2081, that if enacted into law, will establish Washington state’s first Parental Bill of Rights. According to the group, 423,399 signatures were turned into the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday. Upon the […]

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