Category Archives: Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-newsletter for January 30, 2015

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

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Ask Tina 1: Legal Financial Obligations & the Ag-gag bill

Rep. Tina Orwall responds to constituent emails on House Bill 1390, Legal Financial Obligations, and House Bill 1104, the Ag-gag bill.

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The Columbian Editorial: Raise Smoking Age to 21

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

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Bipartisan group of lawmakers seeks to replace death penalty with life in prison without parole

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

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