2020 Legislative Session: week 7

The big news this week was the release of House and Senate 2020 supplemental budgets. Both chambers had marathon hearings on their budgets in the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Ways & Means Committee. Neither budget included major tax increases. Both budgets include $42 million for the Washington College Grants program, $9.6 million for election security, as well as $5 million in the House and $7 million in the Senate to prevent and respond to Coronavirus.

2020 Legislative Town Halls

Attend your legislators’ Town Hall meetings and advocate for School Nurse Corps funding and other nursing priorities. It’s a great opportunity to hear directly from your legislators.

WSNA opposes the Nurse Licensure Compact, SB 6209

The Washington State Nurses Association is committed to supporting nurses and reducing barriers to licensure, especially for military spouses and partners. However, WSNA does not support the NLC.

FAQ on Novel Coronavirus (02/04/20)

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually only cause mild respiratory disease, like the common cold. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat, and general feeling of illness. At this time, it is has not reached epidemic or pandemic status.

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