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 >>

Inside Olympia: Nurse staffing companion receives hearing, WSHA to support bill to increase SANEs in rural areas

WSHA once more testified against the harmful nurse staffing legislation this week. We are pleased to report that we had hundreds of allies sign in against the legislation, in addition to a diverse array of testimony. Also this week, WSHA will lend its support to a bill that will increase the number of sexual assault... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Advocacy week is here, nurse staffing companion bill bumped back, guardianship bill introduced

We are pleased to report that more than 650 health care advocates signed in against HB 1868 last week, making their voices heard against a bill that would impose rigid staffing minimums and impose other regulations hampering hospital staffing.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Nurse staffing bill to get a hearing this week

Though we are only in the second week of this year’s legislative session, numerous important bills are quickly being introduced and given hearings... Read More >>

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