Rep. Laurie Jinkins

We want to hear from you!

April 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

We want to hear from you!

The legislative session has now concluded and legislators have returned to their home districts. Rep. Jinkins, Rep. Fey and Sen. Darneille are back and they want to hear from you! So, back by popular demand,  your 27th district legislators will host a series of coffee & chat events all year in the district. Your legislators  want to meet with each and every one of you, so there are quite a few times and places.  Come, chat with your legislators in … Continue reading

Rep. Jinkins’ bill allows physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation

March 28, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Rep. Jinkins’ bill allows physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation

Today, Governor Inslee signed HB 2160 into law.  This compromise, finally brokered by Rep. Laurie Jinkins between physical therapists and chiropractors, was in the making for many years. Rep. Jinkins noted, “At a time when our nation is trying to increase access to healthcare, this sensible approach will do just that – allow more patients to access the treatment they need. Forty-eight states allow physical therapists to perform some form of spinal manipulation.  It’s time for Washington to get on … Continue reading

Rep. Jinkins appointed to Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee

March 25, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Rep. Jinkins appointed to Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee

Last week, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was appointed by House Speaker Frank Chopp to the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee. Rep. Jinkins replaces former State Rep. Jamie Pedersen on the Committee. “The Office of Civil Legal Aid does such important work in our communities, helping the most vulnerable among us,” Rep. Jinkins said. “Foreclosure, caregiver problems, access to disability services, these are difficult things for any of us to deal with. And for those living in poverty, who do not … Continue reading

Reps. Jinkins and Fey Hosting February 22nd Town Hall

February 17, 2014

Reps. Laurie Jinkins and Jake Fey

Reps. Jinkins and Fey Hosting February 22nd Town Hall

27th District Legislators Senator Jeannie Darneille, Representative Laurie Jinkins and Representative Jake Fey will give a mid-legislative session update and answer questions from constituents on issues important to them. Here are the details: What: District Town Hall When: Saturday, February 22, 10am-12pm Where: Jason Lee Middle School Cafeteria, 602 North Sprague Ave, Tacoma Residents of the district are encouraged to attend and let legislator know what matters to them this legislative session.  Doors open and sign-in begins at 9:30.

Listen up!

January 31, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Listen up!

This has been a very busy week for State Rep. Laurie Jinkins. On Tuesday, as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee she presided over one of the most hotly contested issues in Olympia – the gun initiatives.  Tuesday’s hearing drew hundreds of supporters for the dueling initiatives -  I-594, requiring universal background checks and I-591, outlawing universal background checks. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly also came to speak in favor of universal background checks. … Continue reading

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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.

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Rep. Jinkins speaks on behalf of HB 1044.

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