Category Archives: Tina Orwall
OLYMPIA—Two measures relating to DNA evidence were approved by the Senate and are on their way to Gov. Inslee’s desk for his signature. Justice isn’t very well served when more than 6,000 rape kits are currently sitting on police department shelves across the state with no testing date in sight. But that’s about to change thanks to a measure requiring that all sexual examination kits be tested going forward. The main reason given for not testing these kits is that … Continue reading
Dear Neighbors, We are in week 13 of the legislative session and I am very thankful to report that all of my bills that passed the House have also been passed out of Senate Committees and are just waiting to be scheduled for Floor votes. The House and Senate have each passed operating budget proposals. In my last newsletter I talked about some highlights of the House budget, which include key investments in early learning, K-12, and higher education (tuition … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) responds to constituent e-mails regarding food assistance programs, and saying that the House budget provides ample funding for them. The second e-mail is about taxing e-cigarettes and vaping products. Orwall says she understands the concern and recognizes that some people are quitting smoking by using these products, she is worried, however, that at their current price point youth are more able to get access to them.