Category Archives: Laurie Jinkins
Yesterday, Rep. Kagi and Rep. Jinkins had the pleasure of hosting a little one on the House Floor for Children’s Day. What fun!
On February 5th, Reps Jinkins & Fey along with Sen. Jeannie Darnielle hosted a telephone town hall. Under the format, thousands of constituents received phone calls and were invited to ask questions and listen to a live conversation with their legislators. Constituents asked questions about affordable housing, mental health, transportation and teacher compensation. But, the common thread of the call was the need to reform our state’s broken, regressive tax system and to raise revenue for critical services. Stay tuned … Continue reading
Legislation to help families and law enforcement when someone is at extreme risk for committing violence against themselves or others was introduced today by Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle. Companion legislation will be introduced by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma. The legislation would allow family members and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms when there is documented evidence that there are at an extreme risk to harm themselves or others. Under the legislation, Extreme … Continue reading
OLYMPIA – A group of lawmakers in Olympia introduced bills that would work toward ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed by raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring some employers to provide sick and safe leave to their employees. Bills introduced by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D – Seattle) and Sen. Pramila Jayapal (D – Seattle) would raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour over the course of four years. After that, the wage would again be tied to the … Continue reading
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, an attorney and Public Health expert, was reappointed yesterday by her colleagues to Chair the House Judiciary Committee. Last session was Rep. Jinkins first year chairing the House Judiciary Committee. She led the committee through some very difficult, complicated issues; including Initiatives 591 and 594, the pro and con universal firearm background check initiatives, as well as animal cruelty laws and legal financial obligations. Rep. Jinkins, who just returned from the inaugural meeting of American State … Continue reading