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5 Things California: Budget update, Brad Gilbert, 5 Slides video

| Jun 4, 2020 | California

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: To be clear, here’s what Legislature can and can’t do with governor’s COVID-19 proclamations

| Apr 24, 2020 | Washington

Senator Mark Schoesler represents Washington’s 9th Legislative District and serves as the Senate Republican Leader. Schoesler wrote the following op-ed about what the legislature can and cannot do as it relates to Gov. Inslee's COVID-19 proclamations.      Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our state earlier this year, Washingtonians have...[ Read More ]

Senate passes emergency bill to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Mar 25, 2020 | Alaska

On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate passed a governor-requested emergency bill aimed at addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill (SB 241) extends Gov. Dunleavy’s public health disaster emergency declaration until September 1 and includes a broad range of actions to combat the health effects of the virus. The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: COVID-19, Retirements in the Legislature, Sue Birch

| Mar 25, 2020 | Washington

We are in the opening days of a long period of staying at home, likely months rather than weeks. Take this more seriously than you think you need to. There is no upside to do otherwise at this point. Washington's confirmed cases are still doubling about every 7 days, rather...[ Read More ]