Category Archives: Marcus Riccelli

A Message from Marcus — WSU Med School Bill Goes to the Governor

A Historic Moment for Washington State   Rep. Riccelli joins WSU President Elson Floyd and Dr. Ken Roberts on passage of his bill creating a medical school in Spokane. Greetings from Olympia! Yesterday was a historic day for Washington, and for our community in particular. The Senate passed my legislation to establish a new WSU medical school in Spokane, sending it to the Governor’s desk for a signature. A WSU Medical School will create jobs and improve access to care in underserved … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Marcus Riccelli on Senate passage of his WSU Medical School legislation

“Today is a great day for health care in Washington. With the passage of my legislation allowing Washington State University to start their own medical school, we are giving more local students the chance to continue their education in-state. Chances for surviving cancer should not be based on the county you live in. When we have more doctors training and eventually completing their residencies here, we can finally start seriously addressing the physician shortage we see in our rural and … Continue reading

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Session Update: Med School, Mental Health, Healthy Kids & Town Hall

House OK’s WSU Medical School   Rep. Riccelli’s House Bill 1559 would allow WSU to create a new medical school in Spokane. Greetings from Olympia! Yesterday marked the final day for most bills to pass out of the House in order to be considered this session. House Democrats passed important legislation for economic security to help families across the state, like raising the minimum wage and ensuring paid sick leave for workers. I was also pleased that the House voted 81-17 … Continue reading

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Spokane-based Medical School Legislation Passes House

Bill allows WSU to move forward on proposed plan to establish new medical school OLYMPIA – For almost 100 years, the University of Washington served our state as the sole institution of higher learning offering degrees in the field of medicine. That could all change now that State Representative Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, has passed his landmark legislation out of the House of Representatives with a vote of 81-17. HB 1559 removes language from a 1917 statute that limits teaching certain … Continue reading

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New tools to help prevent suicide passes state House

Victims of murder-suicide remembered as representatives send bill to state senate OLYMPIA – Sheena Henderson was known as a caring and loving person and her husband, Chris, for his great sense of humor and love for his family. Those are the memories carried by Sheena’s father, Gary Kennison, and the rest of their family after the tragic death of Sheena at the hands of her husband. For the last several months, Gary and other friends and family of the Henderson’s … Continue reading

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