Category Archives: Laurie Jinkins

Statement from Rep. Laurie Jinkins on mental health funding in the House Democrats Budget

“For months now my colleagues and I have been working to repair our state’s broken mental health system. A system that failed Joel Reuter, Rick Garcia, Sheena & Chris Henderson, and so many others. We need a healthcare system that cares for everyone, regardless of whether they have diabetes or depression. And this is a budget begins to build that system for the families of Washington. House Democrats invest $100 million in mental health care across our entire state. We’ve … Continue reading

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Successful Town Hall!

Every year during the busy legislative session representatives head back to their home districts to host town hall gatherings. This past Saturday morning dedicated constituents of the 27th Legislative District gathered in Tacoma over cookies and coffee to get an update about the session and discuss issues of importance to them. The top concerns from the community included education, the environment and fixing our unfair tax system.  Rep. Jinkins gave a brief but comprehensive presentation on our budget and revenue … Continue reading

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House advances bills to repair mental health system

OLYMPIA – In a momentous day on the House floor, members passed four bills that aim to fix holes in our mental health system: HB 1448, HB 1450, HB 1713 and SB 5889 (companion to HB 2060). “Our current system is broken,” said Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma. “No one policy will fix it. We need to improve every aspect of mental health – from primary care, to outpatient treatment, to crisis management. The strides we’ve made today are helping building … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Today’s House vote on Minimum Wage bill likely at 2 p.m. instead of 4

The House of Representatives will consider the minimum wage bill, as well as other middle-class prosperity bills today starting at 2 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. as previously announced.   The House Rules room will be open to members of the media and stakeholders at 2 p.m. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – The House of Representatives will debate House Bill 1355 as well as other middle-class prosperity bills … Continue reading

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