Rep. Laurie Jinkins

Statement from Rep. Laurie Jinkins on mental health funding in the House Democrats Budget

March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Statement from Rep. Laurie Jinkins on mental health funding in the House Democrats Budget

“For months now my colleagues and I have been working to repair our state’s broken mental health system. A system that failed Joel Reuter, Rick Garcia, Sheena & Chris Henderson, and so many others. We need a healthcare system that cares for everyone, regardless of whether they have diabetes or depression. And this is a budget begins to build that system for the families of Washington. House Democrats invest $100 million in mental health care across our entire state. We’ve … Continue reading

Successful Town Hall!

March 16, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Successful Town Hall!

Every year during the busy legislative session representatives head back to their home districts to host town hall gatherings. This past Saturday morning dedicated constituents of the 27th Legislative District gathered in Tacoma over cookies and coffee to get an update about the session and discuss issues of importance to them. The top concerns from the community included education, the environment and fixing our unfair tax system.  Rep. Jinkins gave a brief but comprehensive presentation on our budget and revenue … Continue reading

House advances bills to repair mental health system

March 9, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House advances bills to repair mental health system

OLYMPIA – In a momentous day on the House floor, members passed four bills that aim to fix holes in our mental health system: HB 1448, HB 1450, HB 1713 and SB 5889 (companion to HB 2060). “Our current system is broken,” said Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma. “No one policy will fix it. We need to improve every aspect of mental health – from primary care, to outpatient treatment, to crisis management. The strides we’ve made today are helping building … Continue reading

House passes minimum wage and paid sick leave bills

March 3, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House passes minimum wage and paid sick leave bills

OLYMPIA—This afternoon the House of Representatives passed two middle-class prosperity measures that will strengthen the economy and protect working families. “When recession hits, working families are hit the hardest.  When the economy recovers all the gains go to the wealthy few,” said Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett, Chairman of the House Labor Committee. “Our economy should work for everyone, so strengthening the minimum wage and providing working families with much needed sick and safe leave are tried and true methods that will … Continue reading

UPDATE: Today’s House vote on Minimum Wage bill likely at 2 p.m. instead of 4

March 3, 2015

Washington House Democrats

UPDATE: Today’s House vote on Minimum Wage bill likely at 2 p.m. instead of 4

The House of Representatives will consider the minimum wage bill, as well as other middle-class prosperity bills today starting at 2 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. as previously announced.   The House Rules room will be open to members of the media and stakeholders at 2 p.m. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – The House of Representatives will debate House Bill 1355 as well as other middle-class prosperity bills … Continue reading

Legislative Scrapbook
House Appropriations Committee March 25th Faith Matthews

House Appropriations Committee March 25th

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a Planned Parenthood Rally

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a Planned Parenthood Rally

Rep. Jinkins and staff

Rep. Jinkins and staff

Rep. Jinkins on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a gun safety rally

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a gun safety rally

Female legislators dressed up for heart health day

Female legislators dressed up for heart health day

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Diabetes screening event with Rep Laurie Jinkins and Governor Jay Inslee Steven M. Herppich

Diabetes screening event with Rep Laurie Jinkins and Governor Jay Inslee

Rep. Jinkins at bill signing with Gov Inslee

Bill signing with Governor Inslee

District office (May-Jan):

7406 27th St. W Suite 207 University Place, WA 98466 (253) 566-5610

Olympia Address:

JLOB 311 PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 (360) 786-7930 Email Laurie

Toll-free Hotline:

1-800-562-6000 1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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27th District 2014 End of Session Newsletter Rep. Laurie Jinkins talks about the House supplementary budget and the closure of tax loopholes that will funnel funding to education. She also talks about the capital budget allotment for classroom construction–kids can’t learn unless they have a space conducive to learning. Rep. Laurie Jinkins updates constituents from the legislative building. She talks about the process of cutoff and the number of people who lobby in the capitol, including groups from ECAP and the AARP. Rep. Laurie Jinkins talks about her Paid Safe and Sick Leave bill, which was recently approved by the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate floor. Many workers are forced to decide between earning income to support their families and staying home with a sick child. The bill also ensures sick employees can afford to stay home, limiting the spread of viruses. Rep. Laurie Jinkins welcomes her constituents to the 2014 legislative session and gives a short budget update. She introduces Lynda Foster, her legislative aide who plays a key role in the office. Rep. Jinkins also discusses two big issues for this session: medical cannabis and firearms safety.

Rep. Laurie Jinkins interviews other legislators and advocates waiting to get their bills signed by Governor Inslee. Rep. Jinkins Floor Speech Rep. Jinkins speaks on behalf of HB 1044.

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