Rep. Marcus Riccelli

A Message from Marcus — WSU Med School Bill Goes to the Governor

March 26, 2015

Rep. Marcus Riccelli

A Historic Moment for Washington State   Rep. Riccelli joins WSU President Elson Floyd and Dr. Ken Roberts on passage of his bill creating a medical school in Spokane. Greetings from Olympia! Yesterday was a historic day for Washington, and for our community in particular. The Senate passed my legislation to establish a new WSU medical school in Spokane, sending it to the Governor’s desk for a signature. A WSU Medical School will create jobs and improve access to care in underserved … Continue reading

Statement from Rep. Marcus Riccelli on Senate passage of his WSU Medical School legislation

March 25, 2015

Rep. Marcus Riccelli

“Today is a great day for health care in Washington. With the passage of my legislation allowing Washington State University to start their own medical school, we are giving more local students the chance to continue their education in-state. Chances for surviving cancer should not be based on the county you live in. When we have more doctors training and eventually completing their residencies here, we can finally start seriously addressing the physician shortage we see in our rural and … Continue reading

Session Update: Med School, Mental Health, Healthy Kids & Town Hall

March 11, 2015

Rep. Marcus Riccelli

House OK’s WSU Medical School   Rep. Riccelli’s House Bill 1559 would allow WSU to create a new medical school in Spokane. Greetings from Olympia! Yesterday marked the final day for most bills to pass out of the House in order to be considered this session. House Democrats passed important legislation for economic security to help families across the state, like raising the minimum wage and ensuring paid sick leave for workers. I was also pleased that the House voted 81-17 … Continue reading

Spokane-based Medical School Legislation Passes House

March 9, 2015

Rep. Marcus Riccelli

Bill allows WSU to move forward on proposed plan to establish new medical school OLYMPIA – For almost 100 years, the University of Washington served our state as the sole institution of higher learning offering degrees in the field of medicine. That could all change now that State Representative Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, has passed his landmark legislation out of the House of Representatives with a vote of 81-17. HB 1559 removes language from a 1917 statute that limits teaching certain … Continue reading

New tools to help prevent suicide passes state House

March 9, 2015

Rep. Marcus Riccelli

Victims of murder-suicide remembered as representatives send bill to state senate OLYMPIA – Sheena Henderson was known as a caring and loving person and her husband, Chris, for his great sense of humor and love for his family. Those are the memories carried by Sheena’s father, Gary Kennison, and the rest of their family after the tragic death of Sheena at the hands of her husband. For the last several months, Gary and other friends and family of the Henderson’s … Continue reading

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Legislative Update

Rep. Marcus Riccelli shares a list of projects he’s working to fund in Spokane, including the Spokane River, the Corbin Senior Center, the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, the Children’s Theater, and a grant to ensure nutritious food is served in our schools.

Rep. Marcus Riccelli talks about coming back to Olympia for the beginning of the 2015 session, Sheena’s Law, and the proposed WSU Medical School

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Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli. House and Senate meet in joint session to canvas the 2012 general election returns, to honor outgoing statewide elected officials Sec. of State Sam Reed, Attorney General Rob McKenna, and State Auditor Brian Sonntag and to receive the State of the State address from Gov. Gregoire.
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