OLYMPIA—Upon announcing that she will not seek re-election this November, State Rep. Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney (D-Seattle) released the following statement: “I feel truly honored that the people of North Seattle… READ MORE
February 14, 2012 OLYMPIA – From foster care to health care, House Democrats are pushing forward on priority legislation this session. After today’s cutoff for House bills to clear the… READ MORE
Speaker Chopp addresses the House Floor on issues such as job creation, education funding, and marriage equality on the opening day of the 2012 segislative session.
Full text of Speaker Frank Chopp’s opening day speech for the 2012 Legislative Session: Welcome back to the People’s House!
“Our caucus has a proud history of supporting equality for all people in Washington. Every family should have the same rights and responsibilities under the law, and I appreciate Governor… READ MORE
“This recession has had an unprecedented impact on our state’s economy, and after three straight years of deep budget cuts, we have very few options left. I understand just how… READ MORE
“My family and I are shocked and saddened by Scott’s death. He was a bright young leader and a dedicated, energetic public servant. But above all, he was a dedicated… READ MORE
“The effects of this recession on our state’s economy are unlike anything we’ve seen since the Great Depression. Today’s forecast shows we have still not turned the corner toward a… READ MORE
“Decisions about the workers’ compensation system should always focus on the injured workers of our state. Workers’ compensation is a vital safety net for people who get hurt at work…. READ MORE
OLYMPIA – Though budget discussions dominated the first half of the session, legislators in the state House passed several key measures that balance our near-term economic challenges with long-term priorities… READ MORE