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2015 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released!

WashingtonVotes.org has released its annual Missed Votes Report, detailing missed roll call votes on bills for every legislator during the 2015 regular Legislative Session. Click below to see the report and responses from legislators who missed the most votes.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Yesterday U.S. Senator Patty Murray editorialized that every worker in America deserves to earn a minimum wage of $12.  
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Last night, teacher union executives called for extending their ongoing one-day strike actions to close more schools, expanding to the districts of Seattle, Snohomish, Lake Stevens and Franklin Pierce. Currently union executives are using strikes to close schools to 257,000 children, for the time being denying access to public education to one in four Washington students. Teachers union executives say they are using school closures as part of their effort to lobby state lawmakers for more in pay and benefits and for other spending increases.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Activists and elected officials in Seattle are pushing to get the city in the Internet provider business with municipal broadband.  Mayor Ed Murray supports the idea of government-owned and operated broadband networks and has commissioned a study to determine the costs and feasibility of making Seattle the first big city in the nation to treat broadband Internet access as a public ut