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House budget proposal makes big gains in progressive revenue, but falls short on addressing poverty

The House budget is heading in the right direction with progressive revenue proposals and vital investments in programs that support low-income families and individuals. But we can’t let up now – let’s make sure the House hears from us that their number one priority this session must be making bold, deep investments in low-income communities!

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Washington Lawmakers Must Prioritize Medical Debt Transparency This Session

Tony, a grandfather and retired truck-driver from Roy, WA., testified about his and his daughter's experience with medical debt at the public hearing for SHB 1531 on February 6, 2019. We worked with him to write this op-ed about the importance of legislation that addresses medical debt collection, and his call for lawmakers to vote … Continue reading Washington Lawmakers Must Prioritize Medical Debt Transparency This Session

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Legislature Tackles Harms of Medical Debt

On Wednesday, we issued a press release alongside Columbia Legal Services on House Bill 1531 and Senate Bill 5530, two companion bills that address medical debt collection in Washington. Read on for more. Olympia, WA – State Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Senator David Frockt (D-Seattle) have introduced companion bills – House Bill 1531 and … Continue reading Legislature Tackles Harms of Medical Debt