Category Archives: Tina Orwall

Ask Tina 3: Breakfast after the Bell & investments in higher education

Watch Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) respond to constituent emails on Breakfast After the Bell (House Bill 1295), and on investments in higher education: not increasing tuition and supporting State Need Grants, as well as other programs to help students.

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Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 23, 2015

Children’s Day 2015 Last Monday was Children’s Day at the state Capitol. This is a great tradition that allows young ones to see the Legislature in person. This is always a fun day at #waleg! Check out the House Democrats Facebook page for more photos from Children’s Day 2015! Hasina Freeman, daughter of Farhana Satti & David Freeman, joined me at the podium for Children’s Day! (Photo courtesy of Legislative Support Services) ________________________________________________________ Update on my bills I’m very excited … Continue reading

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Proposal to raise smoking age passes House Health Care Committee with bipartisan vote

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 passed a key legislative hurdle today. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee approved the bill in a bipartisan 12 to 3 vote. “This legislation will protect young Washingtonians from the health consequences of a lifetime of addiction,” Ferguson said. “If we do nothing, more than 100,000 kids in our state are currently projected to die prematurely from the effects of smoking. But if we … Continue reading

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