Category Archives: Tina Orwall
Washington National Guard Day Today we recognized the Washington National Guard on the House Floor with a National Guard Resolution. We also received a briefing on the National Guard. Governor Jay Inslee also honored Guardsmen in an Awards Ceremony. It is a privilege to honor these brave men and women and recognize the invaluable services they provide to our state and nation. Update on my bills Two of my bills this session are concerning the mental health system: HB … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall responds to constituent emails on House Bill 1390, Legal Financial Obligations, and House Bill 1104, the Ag-gag bill.
Washington should be first state in U.S. to take further step to promote health Published: January 27, 2015, 6:01 AM One of the strongest arguments in favor of raising the legal age for tobacco purchases inadvertently comes from the tobacco industry itself. In 1986, in a confidential memo, an executive for Philip Morris wrote, “Raising the legal minimum age for cigarette purchase to 21 could gut our key young-adult market (17-20).” It’s no secret that tobacco companies target young smokers, … Continue reading
OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of state lawmakers introduced a bill today that would replace the death penalty in Washington state with a sentence of life in prison without parole. House Bill 1739, sponsored by Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) and co-sponsored by Reps. Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Walla), Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) and Chad Magendanz (R-Issaquah), would also require the convicted individual to work to pay restitution to victims and their families. “We realize this is a painfully difficult and profoundly serious public … Continue reading
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015 I was proud to preside on the House floor on MLK Day on Monday! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an incredible leader of our time. He raised the conscious of America and led a movement towards equality for all. His memorable words, “an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” are a source of inspiration to me. Though the days of segregation and Jim Crow are long over, the racial inequity from … Continue reading