State Senate pushes its own car tab tax reduction measure

Just in time to meet the cutoff deadline to move bills out of committees, the state Senate Transportation Committee passed a bill that would lower car tab taxes, matching similar efforts in the House. The bill, SB 5955, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer, D–Bellevue, would require that the Puget

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WA House Committee Considers Same-Day Voter Registration

A Washington House committee is considering a bill that would allow people to register to vote and then cast ballots on the same day. The Senate has already approved it. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue). “If you look at the five other states that have same-day voter

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Olympia Week 2 Recap

On Monday morning the Reproductive Health Access for All Act (SB 6105) had a hearing in the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee. Legislators heard from two panels on the importance of ensuring that all people in our state have access to the care they need, regardless of gender, gender

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Thank you!

What a night!  I am humbled and honored to return as an elected senator to the Washington State Legislature with nearly 70% of the vote! My work representing the wonderful people of the 48thLegislative District has been on-going even through this election.  And there is more work to be done, so

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Kuderer to serve as Assistant Floor Leader in Senate Majority

OLYMPIA – Ahead of the 2018 Legislative Session, Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, was elected by members of the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus to serve as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader. “I am honored to serve on the leadership team as the assistant floor leader in a Democratic

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Washingtonians Asked for Advisory Votes on Taxes

This year, the Washington legislature approved increases, or adjustments, in several state taxes. Three measures on the statewide ballot in November are asking whether you approve of those changes. Those are Advisory Votes 16, 17 and 18. According to the Secretary of State’s website, advisory

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King 5 Interview

Hi Everyone! Some of you already saw this past Friday, but I was honored to make an appearance on King 5’s Inside Politics with Natalie Brand!I had a lot of fun sharing my views on the issues and letting voters know the direction I’d like to take our State Senate. I’m leaving

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Las Vegas

Like many of you, I woke up on Monday in horror to the news that there had been a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were dead and hundreds more wounded. I felt a rush of grief for the victims and their families, and anger at the man who could commit such an evil act. But […]

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Emily’s List

I’m really excited to announce that Emily’s List has endorsed me! It’s a privilege to be included alongside these other wonderful women candidates. Just under 6 weeks until Election Day on November 7th and the race is going great! It’s been so humbling to speak to folks

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