Category Archives: Marcus Riccelli

News From The Capitol: End of Session and the Challenge Ahead

Legislative Achievements   Affected families gather at the signing of Rep. Riccelli’s bill to screen newborns for critical congenital heart defects. The Legislative Session has come to a close. We’ve accomplished a lot in the past few months–paved the way for a new WSU medical school, ensured that every newborn in Washington can get life-saving heart screenings, and increased access to low-cost prescription drugs. These measures will lower health care costs, increase access to care, and even save lives. I am proud to champion these efforts to keep our … Continue reading

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Health care fixes and improvements from Rep. Riccelli head to governor’s desk

Healthy Children, Healthy Families initiative cornerstone of Spokane legislator’s service OLYMPIA – A long legislative session is coming to an end with some major victories in the field of health care from initiatives brought forth by State Representative Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, who has made his “Healthy Children, Healthy Families” initiative a cornerstone of his career. Riccelli introduced two pieces of legislation, HB 1285 and 2021, which passed both the House and Senate and have been sent to Governor Inslee for his … Continue reading

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Building a solid foundation: Legislative and infrastructure updates

Nearing the End Last Wednesday marked the final day for the House to pass Senate bills, and for the Senate to pass legislation from the House. I was pleased that several of my priority bills have passed out of the Senate and await the Governor’s signature. House Bill 1285 will save lives by ensuring that every newborn in Washington is screened for critical congenital heart defects. House Bill 2021 will help people access the medicine they need by expanding eligibility for … Continue reading

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House Transportation proposal funds needed Spokane projects

OLYMPIA – Upon announcement of the House Transportation Budget today, Representative Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, released the following statement: “I am extremely honored to be a part of Representative Clibborn’s transportation revenue cabinet and to have had the opportunity to advocate for a package that will help our farmers, manufacturers and other businesses thrive by making it easier and cheaper to get their goods to market. “It’s time we start addressing the congestion and connectivity issues that are holding us back. … Continue reading

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House Releases Updated Transportation Revenue Package

House Democrats have released a new plan for transportation revenue and investment, making a handful of changes to the proposal they passed two years ago and setting up a new round of negotiations with the Senate. “A robust, modern transportation system is critical to our economy and our quality of life here in Washington,” said Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “This package will create jobs, combat traffic congestion, and connect the communities of our state together.” “This package builds … Continue reading

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