Category Archives: Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for April 17, 2015

Dear Neighbors, We are in the 14th week of session and have passed the deadline for policy bills to pass out of the opposite house.  I’m pleased that my bills that were heard in the Senate have been passed. In addition to negotiations on the Operating budget and Capital budget, work is being done on Transportation.  We have passed our House Transportation Revenue Package that would make important investments in our community including work on SR 167/SR 405 and SR … Continue reading

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Orwall’s DNA bills headed to Inslee’s desk

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

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Ask Tina 5: Food assistance & tax on vaping products

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.

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Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for March 30, 2015

Dear Neighbors, After years of budget cuts and tough economic times, I am proud that the budget proposed by the House last Friday makes real investments in the future of our economy and well-being of our children, families and communities. With this budget, we are supporting an economy that works for everyone, and asking everyone to pay their fair share. Highlights included in the House Democratic Budget Proposal: $3.2 billion – Additional K-12 spending, a 21% increase in funding over … Continue reading

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