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A Message from Marcus – The 2015 Session Begins

Greetings from Olympia: An Update from Representative Marcus Riccelli In this edition: Session Begins Preventing Tragedies A New Medical School Contact Details:327 John L. O’Brien PO Box 40600Olympia, WA 98504(360)786-7888 Visit my Website Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Email: Marcus.Riccelli@leg.wa.gov Legislative Assistant:Michaela WilliamsMichaela.Williams@leg.wa.gov The 2015 Session Begins Representative Riccelli stands with his colleagues to be sworn into office. The 2015 Legislative Session has begun. It is hard to be away from Spokane, but it feels … Continue reading

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Bright Futures autism screening legislation introduced

OLYMPIA — All infants and toddlers would receive the recommended autism screenings to identify developmental issues and disabilities, under legislation proposed by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, and Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle. Currently, all private insurance plans in Washington cover screenings for autism and other developmental disabilities for infants and toddlers, as these screenings are part of the nationally recognized standard of well child care. By comparison, the most vulnerable children in the state, who receive health care through the Apple … Continue reading

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Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

For Release: Jan 21, 2015 OLYMPIA—Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli introduced bills Wednesday that pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane, with broad bipartisan co-sponsorship demonstrating deep support in the House and Senate. Senate Bill 5487, sponsored by Sen. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has a total 17 signatures. The measure sponsored by Rep. Riccelli, D-Spokane, House Bill 1559, has a total 60 signatures. The strong support in both chambers augurs well for a proposal that aims … Continue reading

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Rep. Riccelli teams up with Sen. Habib on remote testimony bill

Rep. Marcus Riccelli announced Friday that he has introduced House 1388, the companion legislation to Sen. Cyrus Habib’s ‘Legislative YouTube’ testimony bill in an effort to increase citizen participation in the testimony process without having to travel to Olympia. “Eastern Washington residents face a tough hurdle in having their voices heard in Olympia and for most, getting across the Cascades just isn’t an option,” said Riccelli. “With rapidly evolving technology, we can ensure robust participation in our legislative process everywhere … Continue reading

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Rep. Marcus Riccelli Re-elected as Deputy Whip in State House

OLYMPIA—State Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) has been re-elected Majority Deputy Whip of the state House of Representatives by his colleagues in Olympia. Riccelli, who also serves as Vice Chair of the Health Care & Wellness Committee and is a member of the Capital Budget and Transportation Committees, is serving his second term in the state House after being elected by the voters of the Third Legislative District. “With so many big issues to tackle, from fully funding education and fulfilling … Continue reading

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