Inside Olympia: Bills still alive following opposite chamber committee cutoff

The most recent cutoff of session was Wednesday, Feb. 21, when most bills needed to pass from committees in the opposite chamber (with the exception of fiscal committees)... Read More >>

Senate and House release proposed 2024 supplemental budgets

Over the next couple of weeks, the two chambers will work together to craft a final budget. The legislative session adjourns March 7... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive following chamber of origin cutoff

The last cutoff of session was Tuesday, Feb. 13, when most bills needed to pass out of their chamber of origin... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive following chamber of origin fiscal committee cutoff

The Legislature is moving to floor action in the House and Senate, meaning they now vote to pass legislation... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Another successful Advocacy Day, bills alive following first cutoff

We are pleased to report Advocacy Day was again a success, with 109 members representing 55 hospitals meeting with 111 lawmakers throughout the day... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Charity care geographic restrictions bill gets a hearing

WSHA is excited that SB 6257, which clarifies that patients be Washington State residents to be eligible for charity care for non-emergencies, will receive its first public hearing this week... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Hospital at Home bill gets a hearing

WSHA is excited that SB 6101, extending the Hospital at Home program, will get its first public hearing this week. This is one of WSHA’s high-priority pieces of legislation this session... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: 2024 legislative session is now underway

he 2024 legislative session begins today. This year’s session is the second in the two-year biennium and will last for 60 days, making it a “short” session... Read More >>

Gov. Inslee releases proposed 2024 supplemental budget

Gov. Inslee released his proposed 2024 state supplemental budget Dec. 13. This budget includes significant investments in behavioral health, housing, education and climate change... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Final budget released, legislative session concludes

The Legislature adjourned on time Sunday, April 23. Legislators introduced 2,312 bills in the 2023 session and 491 bills passed, for a roughly 20% rate of passage... Read More >>

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