Published on February 8, 2017

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of legislators, led by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, have introduced legislation to create a long-term care benefit for Washington state workers and seniors. House Bill 1636, known as the “Long-Term… READ MORE

Published on January 16, 2017

OLYMPIA – The bipartisan Select Committee on Quality in State Hospitals has agreed on preliminary recommendations for improving Washington’s mental health care system. The eight legislators on the committee sent a letter to Governor Inslee on Friday detailing information they… READ MORE

Published on April 8, 2016

OLYMPIA – Statement from Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D – Tacoma) on capture of escaped Western State Hospital patients: “I am relieved to hear both men who escaped together from Western State Hospital have now been found. Thankfully, it sounds like… READ MORE

Published on February 19, 2016

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeannie Darneille, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, and Rep. Jake Fey have asked the City of Tacoma to broaden the scope of its environmental review process for Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma. In… READ MORE

Published on January 19, 2016

OLYMPIA – The House Judiciary Committee is holding public hearings on five gun-related bills this Thursday, Jan. 21. Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D – Tacoma) chairs the House Judiciary Committee and is sponsoring the Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill, which would… READ MORE

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