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Washington Senate passes bills aimed at helping consumers break out of debt

Senator Jamie Pedersen, D, shot in Olympia Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He currently represents the 43rd District in the Washington State Senate. 209609

The Washington Senate on Monday passed a batch of bills easing post-judgment interest rates on consumers and barring so-called "pocket service."

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