Leona Vaughn

State Legislature bans single-use plastic bags

Measure stopping free single-use plastic bags passes

 

New laws to deal with arrests at courthouses, hairstyles, domestic worker treatment

Several bills poised to become signed into law this session would directly affect many Washington state residents.… Continue reading

 

Bill would protect immigrants from civil arrests at courthouses

Undocumented immigrants in Washington state may no longer need to fear unexpected arrests thanks to the protection that legislation currently under consideration promises… Continue reading

 

Bill would ban styrofoam food containers in Washington state

A bill banning the use of Styrofoam food-service products has been introduced in the state Legislature. Senate bill 6213, sponsored by Senator Mona… Continue reading

Washington state moves to eliminate youth solitary confinement

Studies suggest practice is psychologically damaging, can lead teens to suicide

More drug offenders would be sentenced to treatment instead of prison under proposed law

Bills in House, Senate allow for more incarcerated people to be eligible for sentencing alternative

Democratic lawmakers propose law to protect domestic worker rights

SB 6247 would guarantee they be paid at least minimum wage

Complaint alleging racist language filed against Democratic lawmaker

Senator Patty Kurderer of Bellevue apologizes for use of offensive term

State lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Supporters say fewer bullets would increase safety; opponents say it infringes on gun rights