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22nd LD legislators hosting February 18 telephone town hall

Who: State Reps. Beth Doglio and Laurie Dolan, Sen. Sam Hunt What: Telephone Town Hall conversation with 22nd District constituents When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media availability and work session TODAY on school safety legislation

WHO: Alissa Parker, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools and the mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically in the Sandy Hook School Shootings on... READ MORE

Let us know your priorities!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The legislative session began last week, and we are back to work full time as your state representatives. In our first e-newsletter of the year, we... READ MORE

Great progressive victories in 2018, but there’s still work to do

With new leadership in the Senate this year, Democrats led the way on advancing several major progressive policies to the governor’s desk. This list of accomplishments is impressive, especially given... READ MORE

HB 1896 – Expanding civics education in public schools

Washington students should be informed about their government, how voting works, and the importance of civic involvement. I worked with the League of Women Voters, the Council on Legal Public... READ MORE

Read my 2018 end of session newsletter with Sen. Sam Hunt and Rep. Beth Doglio

My fellow 22nd Legislative District legislators and I sent out the end of session newsletter below. Please click below and read about the great Democratic accomplishments of 2018.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 22nd LD Telephone Town Hall Next Tuesday

Who: Sen. Sam Hunt, Rep. Beth Doglio, and Rep. Laurie Dolan – The 22nd District legislators represent part of Thurston County, including Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and the unincorporated communities of Johnson... READ MORE

Civics Education Law Signed by Governor

OLYMPIA – Washington high school students are getting a lesson in civics education soon thanks to a new law sponsored by Rep. Laurie Dolan, D- Olympia. HB 1896 requires high... READ MORE

2018 Session Wrap-up

2018 Session Wrap-up We did it! What a whirlwind of a session! We’ve heard from many old timers that this was the fastest-paced, most intense session they’ve ever experienced…and we... READ MORE

REMINDER I-940 Hearing (Tonight!) & Town Hall

I-940 Public Hearing – 7pm Tonight! (Tuesday, 2/20) Joint Committee Public Hearing on I-940 Tuesday, February 20, 7pmHouse Public Safety / Senate Law & JusticeHouse Hearing Room AJohn L. O’Brien... READ MORE

I-940, Property Tax Relief, and Town Hall – coming to a legislature near you!

Hearing on Tax Fairness – February 16 (tomorrow!) Public Hearing on Property Tax Relief Friday, February 16, 8amHouse Committee on FinancePublic Hearing on HB 2967House Hearing Room AJohn L. O’Brien Building... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting with 22nd Legislative District Lawmakers

Who: Rep. Laurie Dolan, Rep. Beth Doglio, and Sen. Sam Hunt, the 22nd Legislative District lawmakers representing Thurston County, including Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater. What: Town Hall meeting with 22nd... READ MORE

2018 Session: Read all about it!

Breakfast After the Bell is a win for GRuB! One of the first bills approved by the House this session was HB 1508, or Breakfast After the Bell as we fondly... READ MORE

Town Hall Invitation and Session Update

SAVE THE DATE: Town Hall Announced We will be holding our 22nd Legislative District town hall meeting in just a few weeks! Thursday, February 22, 6:30-8pm*SPSCC Lacey Event Center4220 6th... READ MORE

Access to Democracy Bills Include Same Day Registration

OLYMPIA – Voters in Washington elections may soon be able to register to vote on Election Day thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Laurie Dolan, D-Olympia. Democrats in the state... READ MORE

What we stand to lose

Unless the Senate votes, $4.17 billion in construction projects won’t happen The House of Representatives passed a state capital budget on a 92-1 vote. But unless the Republican-controlled Senate acts,... READ MORE

Possible government shutdown

Dear friends and neighbors, If there’s no budget deal by June 30, the state government shuts down on July 1—and that will hurt everyone. This would be the first time... READ MORE

Renewed bipartisan push gives hope to nearly 16,000 high school seniors

OLYMPIA – Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the Washington state House of Representatives are once again calling for immediate approval of HB 1046, which would delink high-stakes standardized tests as... READ MORE

A “Family First” budget for Washington!

Thanks to those of you who came to our town hall meetings on Saturday, March 11. We learned a lot. It is an honor to serve the 22nd Legislative District... READ MORE

Session Update and Saturday Town Hall

Dear Neighbors: We’ve passed the halfway point in the 2017 legislative session. Here’s a quick update on the bills I’m working on for our community. Thurston County Courthouse The 39-year... READ MORE

Thurston County courthouse bond bill approved by House of Representatives

OLYMPIA – Thurston County residents are one step closer to getting a new courthouse with the passage of HB 1344 by the state House of Representatives on Monday. HB 1344,... READ MORE

REPLAY: 22nd Legislative District Telephone Town Hall

Did you miss our telephone town hall on Thursday? If so, you can listen to the reply by clicking on the audio player below. Thank you to everyone who joined... READ MORE

HB 1913: Making college more affordable

March 28, 2017 HB 1913 is approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee. It now goes to the Senate Ways & Means Committee for further consideration. March 14, 2017 HB... READ MORE

1851 – Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency

March 29, 2017 HB 1851 was heard in the Senate State Government Committee. You can watch the testimony below: !(function(src,cb){var s=document.createElement(‘script’);s.src=src;s.async=true;if(s.readyState){s.onreadystatechange=function(){if(s.readyState==’loaded’||s.readyState==’complete’){s.onreadystatechange=null;cb();}};}else{s.onload=function(){cb();};}document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);})(‘//mediaplayer.invintusmedia.com/app.js’,function(){Invintus.launch({“clientID”:”9375922947″,”eventID”:”2017031355″,”simple”:true,”startStreamAt”:552,”stopStreamAt”:853});});   March 8, 2017 HB 1851 passed off the... READ MORE

RSVP NOW: Virtual Town Hall, THIS Thursday, 6pm

You’re invited… This Thursday, we will be hosting our first virtual town hall meeting! This is your way to engage with us from the comfort of your living room. Along... READ MORE

Save the date: Telephone town hall with 22nd district legislators

Who: State Sen Sam Hunt, State Rep. Laurie Dolan and State Rep. Beth Doglio (22nd Legislative District). What: Telephone town hall meeting. When: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd. Where: Via... READ MORE

Labor Committee approves Equal Pay, Salary History, and Fair Chance measures

The House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee passed three bills Monday that could help close the gender wage gap and make a big difference in the pockets of many working... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Equal Pay and Salary History to be heard today at 1:30 PM

Today at 1:30 PM, the House Labor and Workforce Standards Committee will hear public testimony on two bills that would support Washington families by improving economic conditions for working women:... READ MORE

Urgent action needed on school funding!

The House of Representatives voted on its first bill of the 2017 Legislative session yesterday – HB 1059. You may have heard this referred to as the “Levy Cliff” bill.... READ MORE

HB 1521 – State Employee Leave

Email Updates To sign up for updates on HB 1521, please enter your contact information below. Email Address   April 18, 2017 HB 1521 was signed by Governor Inslee today.... READ MORE

HB 1484 – PERS 1 & TRS 1 COLA

Email Updates To sign up for updates on HB 1484, please enter your contact information below. Email Address   February 24, 2017 Today is the cutoff for fiscal bills to... READ MORE

Charter schools need accountability to public

Originally published in The Olympian, 12/9/16. BY LAURIE DOLAN Special to The Olympian Every child deserves an opportunity to learn and a chance to lead a successful life. But when... READ MORE

HB 1344 – Thurston County Courthouse

Email Updates To sign up for updates on HB 1344, please enter your contact information below. Email Address   April 6, 2017 HB 1344 was approved by the full Senate by... READ MORE