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State should pay postage for mail-in ballots
State should pay postage for mail-in ballots
With Washington voters having cast their ballots through the mail since 2011, Sens. Joe Fain and Mark Mullet said today that the state should pay for postage to increase voter participation and reduce any confusion or barriers to participating in elections. The two lawmakers from King County drafted legislation this...
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Meeting with Auburn Community Leaders
Meeting with Auburn Community Leaders
I enjoyed the opportunity to share some results from this and last year’s legislative sessions with community leaders in the Auburn Rotary Club. While there I also answered questions about a range of issues that affect the whole state, South King County, and our Auburn community. Thank you to everyone...
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Fain-sponsored bills supporting current and former members of the military signed at Capitol Fain-sponsored bills supporting current and former members of the military signed at Capitol
OLYMPIA… Legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain to strengthen consumer protections for active-duty military and their families and reduce costs for disabled veterans to add adaptive equipment to their vehicles was recently signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Fain sponsored the Senate version of both new laws, which go into effect...
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Free speech protections for student journalists signed into law
Free speech protections for student journalists signed into law
As a result of decades of work, student journalists will now receive first amendment protections like their professional peers after legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain was today signed into law. The change makes Washington the 14th state to extend free speech protections to student journalists. Fain’s bill was supported...
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