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Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - WA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Two-thirds of Washingtonians are worried they don't have enough saved for retirement, according to a recent survey. (jimbophotoart/Adobe Stock)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the Department of Commerce would operate the retirement savings program. It is actually the Employment Security Department. OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that would give workers a new retirement option. Under

The Working Families Tax Credit would return an average of $350 for qualified families. (JohnKwan/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state lawmakers want to open up a working class tax credit to more residents, including people who are undocumented, student visa holders and some survivors of domestic violence. Although the Working Families Tax Credit was passed in 2008, it has yet to receive funding

Farmworkers were at the State Capitol in Olympia this week, pushing for an update to the Washington Farm Labor Contractor Act. (Community to Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The landscape for farms and farmworkers has changed significantly in the past 70 years, so farm workers' advocates want the Evergreen State to update the Washington Farm Labor Contractor Act. This week, legislators held a hearing on Senate Bill 6261, including testimony from farmw

Some Washingtonians are paying up to $700 a month for insulin, according to AARP Washington. (Cagkan/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Five bills aimed at reining in skyrocketing prescription prices are in front of a Washington State Senate committee today. Between 2012 and 2017, drug prices rose nearly 60% statewide, while incomes rose only about 10%. Senate President Pro Tempore Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, is a

During his 2020 State of the State address, Gov. Jay Inslee called on lawmakers to act to remedy the state's affordable housing crisis. (Office of the Governor)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee called on lawmakers Tuesday to make affordable housing and ending homelessness their top priorities this session. During his State of the State address, Inslee said the entire state is facing a crisis. Last month, he proposed using $300 million from the "rainy day"

A Washington State Supreme Court decision on releasing public employees' information has raised concerns, particularly for survivors of domestic violence. (tashatuvango/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A lot of information can be gleaned from a birth date. That's why Washington state public employees are raising safety concerns about a recent state Supreme Court decision – and hope lawmakers will correct it. In October, justices sided with the Freedom Foundation that

Washington state lawmakers approved a paid family and medical leave program in 2017. (designer491/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – The state's paid family and medical leave program is gearing up to give workers time off when they need it most. Starting in January, Washington will become the fifth state to offer comprehensive leave, allowing employees to take up to 12 – and in some cases 18 – weeks

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., joined Washington state groups at a roundtable discussion this week to support a tax credit measure for working families. (SEIU 775)

SEATTLE – Ahead of the 2020 legislative session, a diverse coalition is calling on state lawmakers to fund a working-class tax break. The Working Families Tax Credit, the Evergreen State's version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, would provide an average income boost of $350, mainly f

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