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Rep. Marcus Riccelli named Vice Chair to Health Care & Wellness Committee

Representative Marcus Riccelli has been named vice chair of the House of Representatives Health Care & Wellness Committee for the 2015 Legislative Session by the Democratic majority. “I am extremely proud and grateful to once again serve as vice chair on this important committee,” said Riccelli. “Our community is stronger when all of us has access to the care we need. We have more work to do to make sure all families have quality health care and that begins with … Continue reading

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In the News: Rep. Riccelli proposes WSU Medical School

Last week, Rep. Marcus Riccelli was joined by Republican State Senator Michael Baumgartner to announce a bi-partisan proposal to create a brand new medical school in Spokane, operated by Washington State University. Read the press release announcing the proposal here. The propose would change a 1917 law that prohibits state schools other than the University of Washington from opening a state medical school. In an editorial in the Spokesman Review last Friday, Rep. Riccelli and Sen. Baumgartner stated that the … Continue reading

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Rep. Marcus Riccelli’s Email Updates

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Riccelli bill seeks to expand access to affordable health care

Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) has introduced legislation that would take the first-step towards implementing the Federal Basic Health Option in Washington, with the ultimate goal of providing low-cost health insurance for thousands.  While the state made significant strides when it expanded Medicaid last year, there are still many cases where coverage is out-of-reach. “Too many Washingtonians still go without the security and protection of health care coverage,” said Riccelli, Vice Chair of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. “It … Continue reading

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House passes Moter Voter for students by Rep. Bergquist

Here are highlights from today’s floor debate about House Bill 1279, which would allow high-school students to register to vote—using the successful Motor Voter program – when they apply for their driver’s license. The legislation by Rep. Steve Bergquist (D-Renton) passed 54-42-0-2. Remarks by Rep. Bergquist Remarks by Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) Remarks by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane)

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