Category Archives: Laurie Jinkins

Rep. Jinkins’ bill allows physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation

Today, Governor Inslee signed HB 2160 into law.  This compromise, finally brokered by Rep. Laurie Jinkins between physical therapists and chiropractors, was in the making for many years. Rep. Jinkins noted, “At a time when our nation is trying to increase access to healthcare, this sensible approach will do just that – allow more patients to access the treatment they need. Forty-eight states allow physical therapists to perform some form of spinal manipulation.  It’s time for Washington to get on … Continue reading

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Rep. Jinkins appointed to Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee

Last week, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was appointed by House Speaker Frank Chopp to the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee. Rep. Jinkins replaces former State Rep. Jamie Pedersen on the Committee. “The Office of Civil Legal Aid does such important work in our communities, helping the most vulnerable among us,” Rep. Jinkins said. “Foreclosure, caregiver problems, access to disability services, these are difficult things for any of us to deal with. And for those living in poverty, who do not … Continue reading

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Reps. Jinkins and Fey Hosting February 22nd Town Hall

27th District Legislators Senator Jeannie Darneille, Representative Laurie Jinkins and Representative Jake Fey will give a mid-legislative session update and answer questions from constituents on issues important to them. Here are the details: What: District Town Hall When: Saturday, February 22, 10am-12pm Where: Jason Lee Middle School Cafeteria, 602 North Sprague Ave, Tacoma Residents of the district are encouraged to attend and let legislator know what matters to them this legislative session.  Doors open and sign-in begins at 9:30.

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Listen up!

This has been a very busy week for State Rep. Laurie Jinkins. On Tuesday, as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee she presided over one of the most hotly contested issues in Olympia – the gun initiatives.  Tuesday’s hearing drew hundreds of supporters for the dueling initiatives -  I-594, requiring universal background checks and I-591, outlawing universal background checks. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly also came to speak in favor of universal background checks. … Continue reading

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House passes first paid sick and safe leave for Washington state

Today, in a 52-45 vote, the House passed HB 1313, allowing for some paid sick leave for all workers. The prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Jinkins spoke in favor of its passage on the House Floor, saying, “Getting sick shouldn’t mean getting fired. You shouldn’t have to choose whether or not to stay home with a sick kid or put food on the table for your family at the end of the week. But that’s what’s happening today. One … Continue reading

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