Long-Term Care and Sasquatch: An Update on the Legislative Session

Editor’s note: This commentary was originally published on the Employment Security Department’s legislative blog. From ESD Government Relations Director Nick Streuli: Today marks the first policy cutoff date for bills to pass their respective committees to remain alive, followed by next Tuesday’s fiscal cutoff date. Once we pass these milestones, the number of daily bill…

ICSEW Bill Alert: SB 6672

As part of its work, the ICSEW Legislative and Policy subcommittee provides Bill Alerts during the current legislative cycle. Its purpose is to inform state employees of pending legislation that may impact them. As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals in accordance with RCW 42.52.160 and RCW 42.52.180,…

ICSEW Bill Alert SJ 5291

As part of its work, the ICSEW Legislative and Policy subcommittee provides Bill Alerts during the current legislative cycle. Its purpose is to inform state employees of pending legislation that may impact them. As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals in accordance with RCW 42.52.160…

2019 Transition Celebration Recap

Story and Photos by Tanyah Williams, Washington State Patrol & Rachel Friederich  ICSEW Communications Chair  More than 60 ICSEW members and guests attended the ICSEW’s annual Transition Ceremony & Celebration at the Washington State Legislative Building in Olympia July 16.  The ICSEW welcomed 31 people who had become representatives or alternate members for their state agencies over…

Making the Legislature Work for You

Chris Vance spoke at the ICSEW November General Membership meeting about the legislative process of bills in Washington state. A lengthy process with many avenues of change, collaboration, and voting allow very few bills to make it to the final vote. Typically, a bill travels through nine steps and will move from the rules committee,…

Legislative Update

As we near a potential government shutdown it is important to keep informed and be smart about sharing information that might be untrue. The second special session ends on June 22nd. Be sure check your sources and read from reputable news sources. The Office of Financial Management (OFM) budget information: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/budget/budgets.asp Many people in your…

Legislation Update

As we continue into another Special Session the Legislative and Policy Subcommittee will continue to update you on currently moving bills. If an item is adopted into law or dead it will be removed from the list. ICSEW encourages each person to let your voice be heard and to be your own advocate. Start by…

Legislation Update

As we continue into another Special Session the Legislative and Policy Subcommittee will continue to update you on currently moving bills. If an item is adopted into law or dead it will be removed from the list. ICSEW encourages each person to let your voice be heard and to be your own advocate. Start by…

Legislation Update

Legislation Update May 26, 2017 As we continue into the next Special Session the Legislative and Policy Subcommittee will continue to provide updates on currently moving bills. ICSEW encourages each person to let your voice be heard and to be your own advocate. Start by reading through the bills identified below. And on your own…

Legislation update

As Washington continues into Special Session the Legislative and Policy sub-committee will continue to update on the movement of bills. Items that are adopted into law or dead are not included in the list below. ICSEW encourages each person to let your voice be heard and to be your own advocate. Start by reading through…