Published on March 15, 2018

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2578, which protects low-income renters against discrimination because they receive rental assistance. Before, landlords could reject prospective tenants because they receive housing subsidies, even if they have good credit, no criminal history,… READ MORE

Published on March 1, 2018

OLYMPIA – A joint memorial requesting to name State Route 395 the “Thomas S. ‘Tom’ Foley Memorial Highway” sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) won approval by the state Senate today. “Speaker Foley strongly believed that maintaining and improving our… READ MORE

Published on February 27, 2018

Supplemental Operating Budget The House Democrats passed our supplemental operating budget proposal on Monday night. We prioritized K-12 education, mental health services, the State Need Grant, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). In addition, this proposal leaves $1.6 billion… READ MORE

Published on February 21, 2018

OLYMPIA—House Democrats released a supplemental capital budget proposal that would fund higher education, mental health services and community development projects in Spokane. Those projects include: Spokane County Jail Diversion Facility ($2.4 million)—The City of Spokane, Spokane County and many members… READ MORE

Published on February 9, 2018

Fighting source of income discrimination There is an affordable housing crisis in Washington. With the work of stakeholders on both sides of this issue, we are making strides toward creating a solution. HB 2578, a bill I proposed to prohibit… READ MORE

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