Nurse-to-patient ratio bill gets first hearing

Entering the second week of this year’s legislative session, important bills are beginning to receive hearings... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: 2023 legislative session is now underway

The 2023 legislative session begins today. This year’s session is the first in the two-year biennium and will last for 105 days, making it a “long” session. Before they adjourn on April 23, lawmakers will need to pass the operating, capital and transportation budgets for the biennium... Read More >>

Governor Inslee releases proposed 2023-25 budget

Gov. Inslee released his proposed $70 billion 2023-25 state budget Dec. 14. The governor’s Proposed 2023-25 Budget and Policy Highlights document outlines his priorities for this budget and provides an overview of the state’s financial position entering the next biennium... Read More >>

Legislative session adjourns

This Inside Olympia edition summarizes noteworthy bills that WSHA worked on and their results. Most notably, we are pleased to report that HB 1868, which would have mandated strict hospital staffing ratios, did not pass out of the Senate Ways & Means Committee.... Read More >>

Legislature releases final supplemental budget

Yesterday afternoon, the House and Senate released their final supplemental budget for the remainder of the 2021-2023 biennium. The Legislature is set to adjourn today – March 10.... Read More >>

Bills still alive after opposite chamber cutoff

Bills that have passed both chambers will next need their final details finalized to account for any differences between the versions that passed the House and Senate, and then they will go the governor for his signature to become law.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after cutoff

WSHA is pleased that many high-priority bills are still alive after cutoff.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: House, Senate release proposed supplemental budgets

The House and Senate on Monday, Feb. 21, released their proposed supplemental budgets for the remainder of the 2021-2023 biennium. Since the adoption of the 2021-23 budget a year ago, state revenue collections have continued to grow.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after chamber-of-origin cutoff

Tuesday, Feb. 15 marked the cutoff for bills to pass out of their chamber of origin. Bills still alive will next advance through committees in the opposite chamber... Read More >>

This Inside Olympia covers bills that are alive after important cutoff dates

This Inside Olympia covers bills that are alive after important cutoff dates... Read More >>

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