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Washington

Washington

Washington (WA)


Capital: Olympia

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
7,535,591
Population 2017 7,425,432
Population 2016 7,294,680
Below Poverty 2018 8.6
Below Poverty 2017 11.0
Below Poverty 2016 11.3
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
61.0
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 60.7
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 60.2
Unemployed 2018 4.5
Unemployed 2017 4.7
Unemployed 2016 5.3
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 3,356
STATE FACTS
The Northwestern most point in the contiguous U.S. is Cape Flattery on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
The highest point in Washington is Mount Rainier. It was named after Peter Rainier, a British soldier who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
Starbucks was founded in Seattle.

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Jay Inslee (D)
 Lieutenant Governor  Cyrus Habib (D)
 Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
 Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R)
 State Senate Control D – 29; R – 20
 State House Control D – 57; R – 41

 

 

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes January 14, 2019
Sine Die Adjournment April 28, 2019
Committee Action Deadlines March 1, 2019
Crossover Deadline March 13, 2019
Carryover from Previous Session Yes (2019 – 2020)
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) Five days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 20 days from adjournment, Sundays excepted
Veto Override 2/3 majority
Legislation Effective Date 90 days after adjournment

Notable Laws & Legislation

SAFE Act
Retail Installment Sales Contract Law

 

Enforcement

Consumer Complaints

 

Advocacy, Initiatives & Reports

Advocacy

 

Trade Associations

  • Washington State Financial Services Association

Political Geography


Map of Legislative Districts
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County Map
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