Category Archives: Laurie Jinkins
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
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.
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
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
Rep. Laurie Jinkins has lived with diabetes almost her entire life. When she was diagnosed with “childhood onset diabetes,” now known as Type 1 Diabetes, insulin pumps were huge, weighing more than 4 lbs. Thankfully, medicine has come a long way since them. However, in the last 100 years since treatment has improved, the rates of diabetes have skyrocketed. Today, nearly 26 million children and adults in the US have diabetes. And, it is expensive. Treating diabetes costs an estimated … Continue reading