Rep. Eileen Cody

In case you haven’t heard – the state has a budget problem

January 22, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

In case you haven’t heard – the state has a budget problem

In this week’s e-newsletter we are talking about the challenges and options for the 2015-2017 state budget. After you read through our thoughts, we would welcome your comments on how to create a balanced budget. Every two years, the Legislature writes the state budget. The budget pays for day-to-day expenses like teacher salaries, health care for low-income families, and state parks. While Washington is slowly recovering from the recession, revenue is not keeping up with the demand for state services. … Continue reading

Pass a bill in 8 simple steps

January 19, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

Pass a bill in 8 simple steps

How to pass a bill in 8 simple* steps *as if it were that easy!Have you ever had an idea for a new law or wondered what it would take to change an existing law? The process is both simple and complex. The simple part—what you learned about in government class—is that each bill must: Be introduced Be heard in committee Be voted out of committee Be pulled to the floor Pass out of House or Senate Repeat steps 2-5 … Continue reading

Rep. Cody on Mental Health Care Reform

January 14, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

Rep. Eileen Cody wrote the following op-ed for the King County Medical Society’s “Bulletin” last June, discussing the need for mental health care reform in Washington state. Read the op-ed below: As health care providers, we strive to make sure our patients get the care they need to live healthy, productive lives. Serving as a State Representative is not much different from working as a nurse. The decisions we make in the legislature have immediate, profound effects on people’s lives, … Continue reading

Greetings from the 34th District

March 20, 2014

Eileen & Joe

Greetings from the 34th District

That’s right, the legislative session has ended on time and we’re thrilled to get back to our “normal” lives in the 34th District. While we’ll continue to meet with you regularly and develop policy goals for the 2015 session, we’ll no longer be living and breathing the Washington State Legislature. Eileen will return to her job as a nurse at Group Health and more importantly, to enjoying her new puppy, Humphrey. After his first year as chair of the Environment … Continue reading

Prioritizing mental health, preventing tragedies

March 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Prioritizing mental health, preventing tragedies

On July 5, 2013, Doug and Nancy Reuter received the most heartbreaking news of their lives: their 28-year-old son, Joel, was dead. Joel had struggled with bi-polar disorder since 2004 and, in the weeks leading up to his death, had refused his medications.  Doug and Nancy tried over and over to get their son the mental health treatment he desperately needed. Each time they got the same answer – Washington state’s involuntary commitment law was too narrow to detain Joel. … Continue reading

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Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.