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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 […]

Clinton-appointed judge redistricts out Washington Republican lawmakers


SEATTLE—Judge Robert Lasnik, of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, ordered the adoption of a redistricting map that impacts the boundaries of 13 legislative districts—12 Republican and 1 Democratic—and which redistricts out several Republican and no Democratic lawmakers ahead of 2024 General Election. Judge Lasnik’s decision stems from a January […]

Republican woman sworn in as youngest legislator in Washington state

youngest legislator

OLYMPIA—Lilian Hale, the stepdaughter of 19th District Representative Joel McEntire (R-Cathlamet), was sworn in March 7, the last day of the 2024 legislative session. Hale is now the youngest serving legislator in Washington state history and possibly U.S. history. Thursday also happened to be her 18th birthday. She is serving as a temporary proxy for McEntire, a […]

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