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A Message from Marcus: End of Session Update

Final Budgets Lay Foundation for Strong Communities   Rep. Riccelli talks with his seatmates, Senator Billig and Rep. Ormsby, in the final days of negotiations. Last Friday marked the end of the 2015 legislative session. Thanks to the hard work and determination of countless advocates in our community and across the state, we managed to stand strong for budgets that put people first. The 2015-2017 operating budget makes crucial investments in K-12 education, early learning, mental health, and other core services. … Continue reading

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Health care fixes and improvements from Rep. Riccelli head to governor’s desk

Healthy Children, Healthy Families initiative cornerstone of Spokane legislator’s service OLYMPIA – A long legislative session is coming to an end with some major victories in the field of health care from initiatives brought forth by State Representative Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, who has made his “Healthy Children, Healthy Families” initiative a cornerstone of his career. Riccelli introduced two pieces of legislation, HB 1285 and 2021, which passed both the House and Senate and have been sent to Governor Inslee for his … Continue reading

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WSU Med School bills pass crucial first test with broad bipartisan support

OLYMPIA—After receiving broad bipartisan support with 65 co-sponsors in the House and 17 co-sponsors in the Senate, legislation paving the way for a Washington State University medical school has passed its first major hurdle  in the state House and Senate. House Bill 1559 and Senate Bill 5487 were voted out of House and Senate higher education committees Tuesday. “I am pleased but not at all surprised by the strong show of support from the Senate Higher Education committee today,” said … Continue reading

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Greetings from Olympia: An Update from Representative Marcus Riccelli

A New WSU Medical School It’s hard to believe we’re already into the fourth week of session. Things are moving quickly. We’re making progress on the WSU Medical School. Watch the short video above to hear some of the testimony from our hearing last week. In the News… I’ve been pushing hard on a number of fronts, and some of these issues are being reported on. Here are some links to some recent coverage. Take a look and let me know what you think. … Continue reading

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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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