“After nurses rallied outside the capitol Wednesday morning, the Senate voted 32-16 just before 1 p.m. for a version of the bill that eliminates the rural hospital exemption. The House later followed suit with a 70-24 vote, capping a 10-year effort by unions representing health care workers to get the legislation passed. Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the bill into law.”
from Tacoma DSA http://bit.ly/2DyPomm