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Media Advisory: Policing Policy Leadership Team Joins House Public Safety Committee for Legislative Preview of Police Reforms

WHO: The Policing Policy Leadership Team, composed of House Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Roger Goodman; Black Member Caucus members Reps. Debra Entenman, Jesse Johnson, and John Lovick; and Members... READ MORE

Statement from House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby on Community and Small Business Economic Supports Announced by Governor Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA – House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Inslee’s community and small business economic supports announcement: “Thank you, Governor, for sending... READ MORE

House Democrats Establish Policing Policy Leadership Team to Strengthen Police Accountability and Transparency, Improve Police-Community Relations

OLYMPIA – This year’s historic protests against police brutality have awakened the public to the need for racial equity and justice system reforms. Where the law hasn’t offered clear pathways... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Timm Ormsby on today’s state revenue forecast

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a very heavy toll on the people, businesses, and economy in Washington state. While today’s forecast shows an improvement and provides more information to our... READ MORE

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Statement from House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on Governor’s latest statewide restrictions in response to spiking COVID-19 rates:

“We know these updated guidelines and restrictions are hard on everyone, especially those businesses that were restricted and unable to operate earlier this year. Nobody wanted to go back to... READ MORE

Ortiz-Self elected new House Democratic Caucus Chair

OLYMPIA—Washington State House Democrats held their reorganization assembly over video meeting today and elected Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self as their Caucus Chair. The position, vacated by former Rep. Eric Pettigrew, who did not seek... READ MORE

Spokane Rep. Marcus Riccelli Returning to Leadership Role as Majority Whip

OLYMPIA – In the spirit of bipartisanship and leadership, House Democrats met virtually Saturday morning and elected State Representative Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) to serve as the Majority Whip, his third... READ MORE

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House Democrats choose leadership team for 2021-23; Jinkins reelected Speaker

OLYMPIA – House Democrats today elected their leadership team that will serve for the next two years, beginning with the 2021 legislative session. Democrats remain the majority caucus in the... READ MORE

Parkland Rep. Melanie Morgan Elected Co-Chair to Cannabis Social Equity Task Force

OLYMPIA – Continuing the work in addressing disparity in the cannabis industry, State Representative Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland) was elected to serve as the legislative co-chair of the Social Equity in... READ MORE

Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan on today’s state revenue forecast

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington), released the following statement today in response to the June 17 official state revenue forecast: “We knew today’s revenue forecast would not bring good... READ MORE