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Published on Jan 11, 2019

Settlement approved in Trueblood case

Contact: Sharon Swanson, Shannon McClelland

The settlement agreement reached by the parties in the Trueblood case has been approved by Western District Court of Washington Judge Marsha Pechman. On December 11, 2018, Judge Pechman gave her final approval of the settlement agreement proposed to the court by Disability Rights Washington and DSHS this past August.

To read about the background in this case and what changes the settlement will bring, read our previous article.

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  • Senate local option levy lid lift exemption bill moves

  • Housing, homelessness and behavioral health bill status updates

  • Both wrongful death bills expanding city tort liability pass out of committee

  • Bill would increase population threshold for enhanced state route maintenance responsibilities

  • Bill seeking to incentivize commercial office space development on the move

  • Bill seeks to address disposal costs of abandoned recreational vehicles on public property

  • What city officials heard in Olympia

  • Senate’s Voting Rights Act bill being considered in House committee

  • House proposes state B&O tax reform for small businesses

  • Bill clarifying use of evidence of law enforcement officer misconduct has hearing in the Senate

  • Bills address definition of veteran when determining eligibility for plan membership

  • Bill would allow for sewer extensions in rural areas for economic development

  • Hearings scheduled for bills to provide funding for mental health and law enforcement co-response programs

  • AWC-supported body cameras bill has a hearing this week

  • Records management training calendar now posted

  • AWC supports bills that would “codify” revenues for important transportation funding programs

  • Bill would establish Lend Washington program to facilitate local infrastructure investment

  • Paid Family & Medical Leave public meeting on draft rules

  • Resolution on capital budget and water issues finally happens

  • City officials express their support for local infrastructure financing bill

  • Dueling Lyft and Uber bills make first public appearance in 2018

  • Housing and homelessness bill updates

  • Ways & Means to hear local housing option to exempt property tax

  • Legislators need to hear from you!

  • Both chambers have heard and are considering expansion of wrongful death liability proposals

  • Legislature takes action on capital budget, funds Public Works Trust Fund

  • Senate passes substitute version of Voting Rights Act bill; House considering its own substitute

  • Affordable housing and homelessness bills on the move

  • Bill would authorize fees to cover long-range planning

  • Annexation bill of concern to get hearing in House committee

  • Bill on body worn cameras introduced last week

  • Companion bills that would simplify island annexations up for hearing this week

  • Two marijuana bills that impact cities have hearing

  • Bill would require cities to develop ADA on-street parking plans

  • Hearing scheduled for public defense funding bill

  • Cities support bill that would allow greater certainty in selling off-street parking

  • Bill would align LIFT program with LRF

  • Cities support revived tourism bill

  • Local Records Grant Program now accepting applications

  • Senate Ways & Means to hear three bills on PERS 1 COLA increases

  • City priority: Homelessness, housing, & human services

  • Short Session - Little time to solve big issues

  • AWC supports bill aimed at improving participation by minority and women-owned businesses in public works contracts

  • Two bills related to small cells to get hearings this week

  • Voting Rights Act bills heard – Senate committee passes a substitute bill

  • Bills to address the opioid crisis set for hearing

  • Document recording fee bill gets public hearing

  • Impact fee deferrals for low-income housing

  • A trio of marijuana bills that impact cities will be heard in the House

  • Elimination of the statutory limit for net metering

  • Bill would provide multifamily tax exemption for unincorporated UGAs

  • Senate version of wrongful death bill will be heard on Thursday