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July 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

GOP: Democratic Senate candidate too Republican

It must be opposite day on the campaign trail. Or maybe it’s just GOP strategists working overtime to keep the Majority Coalition led by Republicans in control of the state Senate. That would explain why a GOP independent expenditure group is saying that a Democrat Senate candidate is too Republican for his own district. In campaign mailings, District 45 Senate candidate…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: andy hill, Matt Isenhower

April 1, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Inslee signs bills to add state developmental-disability services

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation to start to reduce a massive backlog of developmentally-disabled residents waiting for state help. Senate Bill 6387, sponsored by Redmond Republican Andy Hill, and House Bill 2746, sponsored by Lakewood Democrat Tami Green, are expected to together give services to some 5,000 families through a new program…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: andy hill, developmental disabilities, Jay Inslee

February 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Plan would fund bill pushed by parents of mentally ill Seattle man

OLYMPIA — A budget proposal unveiled Wednesday by state House Democrats would put $10 million toward making it easier to involuntarily commit mentally ill residents. The money would fund 48 new mental-health treatment beds and three new intensive outpatient treatment teams. It is directly aimed at House Bill 2725, which was pushed by the parents…

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Comments | More in State budget, State Legislature | Topics: andy hill, Joel Reuter, mental health