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The 33rd District’s other legislators in the news

While Rep. Gregerson is a newcomer to the Legislature who is serving in her first session – she was appointed to a House vacancy in late 2013 – her fellow legislators from the 33rd District are veterans of the House and Senate. Rep. Tina Orwall was first elected to the House in 2008; Sen. Karen Keiser served five years in the House before moving to the Senate in 2001. Here are some recent news articles involving Rep. Orwall and Sen. … Continue reading

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Orwall’s suicide-prevention measure heads to Senate

From 2002 to 2012 the number of deaths by suicide* in Washington state increased by almost 28 percent. A measure aimed at slowing that alarming trend by enabling health care professionals to better identify individuals at risk of suicide and perform prevention-related services is on its way to becoming law. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 2315  on a 94-3 vote this afternoon. The measure requires certain health professionals in Washington state to complete training … Continue reading

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Rep. Orwall’s E-Newsletter for January 31, 2014

It’s going to be an exciting weekend.  GO HAWKS!! After Floor action today, some of my colleagues and I got together to show our 12th Man spirit! Where we are so far This busy third week of session ended on a particularly high note – we honored the men and women of Washington’s National Guard in both the House and Senate today. It’s a very moving experience to meet some of the Guard’s citizen-soldiers and airmen who do so much … Continue reading

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Watch Rep. Tina Orwall respond to constituent emails on teacher COLAs (Cost of Living Adjustments), and on Initiative 594, which would require criminal and public safety background checks for gun sales.

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Rep. Tina Orwall’s E-Newsletter for January 22, 2014

Dear Neighbors, The 2014 Legislative Session started last week, and included a rare first-day vote, Governor Inslee’s first State of the State address, and several public rallies. It looks like it’s going to be a jam-packed 60 days! Our state’s legislative cycle is two years long. In an odd-numbered year, the regular session is 105 days; in an even-numbered year, such as this year, it is 60 days.  The short session focus is on the supplemental budget and a smaller … Continue reading

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