The Suburban Times
Leavitt bill to help struggling families passes state House

On Feb. 25, the state House passed a bill from Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-University Place) to provide food and cash assistance to low-income families and update the standards of need for cash assistance programs, which were last updated three decades ago.

The bill, HB 1151, passed in an 82-16 vote with strong bipartisan support.

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