March 1, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 7
Week Seven Week seven is now complete and we are approximately one-third of the way through the 2021 legislative session. Following the fiscal committee cutoff on Monday both chambers spend the rest of the week on the floor voting on bills. The House and the Senate debated several bills including legislation related to police reform, […]

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February 26, 2021
Commerce awards $3.7 million for solar installations benefitting low-income communities
Clean energy projects will reduce energy burden for low-income households and nonprofit housing providers Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 25, 2021 The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state. The projects will result in a total $6.1 million reduction in the energy […]

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February 24, 2021
Virtual CleanTech Day in Olympia Recap
On January 27, 2021, the CleanTech Alliance hosted its first-ever Virtual CleanTech Day. The annual advocacy day included a wide variety of speakers and panelists as well as networking and the opportunity to schedule a meeting with your legislator. Jennifer Grove and Sarah Vorpahl from the Washington State Department of Commerce started off the afternoon […]

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February 22, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 6
Week Six Week six is now complete and the Legislature continues to move through the virtual legislative process. Monday was the policy committee cutoff, meaning bills must have been voted out of their policy committees in order to stay alive this session. The next deadline is the fiscal committee cutoff on Monday, February 22nd. This […]

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February 16, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 5
Week Five The first several weeks of the session have been devoted to introducing and holding hearings on bills, however we are now approaching the next phase of session. Monday, February 15th is the policy cut off, where all bills that are not necessary to implement the budget must be out of their original policy […]

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February 8, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 4
Source: Brad Boswell, February 6, 2021 Week Four The fourth week of the 2021 Legislative Session is now complete.  Just one week remains until the first cutoff of February 15th, when all bills that are not necessary to implement the budget must be out of their respective policy committee in order to stay alive this […]

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February 1, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 3
Source: Brad Boswell, January 31, 2021 Week Three The legislature has now completed three weeks of the scheduled fifteen week 2021 session. This week was filled with virtual committee hearings, executive sessions, and floor action. All bills that are not necessary to implement the budget must be out of their policy committee by February 15th […]

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January 25, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 2
Source: Brad Boswell, January 23, 2021 Week Two The second week of the 105 day 2021 Legislative Session is now complete. This week was full of virtual committee hearings and executive sessions. Many bills directly related to COVID-19 response have been quickly moving through the legislative process including the Governor’s unemployment insurance bill, a bill […]

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January 19, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 1
Source: Brad Boswell, January 16, 2021 Week One Today marks the end of the first week of the 2021 Legislative Session in Washington. On Monday several legislators came to a largely empty Capitol Campus to take an in-person vote to adopt rules to allow for a virtual session. Both the House and the Senate engaged […]

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January 8, 2021
PPP & EIDL Loans: What You Need to Know!
Congress renewed the PPP loan program on December 27th, and during the week of January 11th the program will reboot specifically for community financial institutions, followed by second-drawers on the 13th, and finally opening to all sometime in March. PPP loans have been a lifeline for many businesses, and we want the CleanTech Community to […]

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