Tax fairness, education, and protecting our democracy

Dear neighbors, So much happened during the 2021 session of the Legislature, which was truly groundbreaking on many fronts. In this e-newsletter, I’d like to update you about news regarding... READ MORE

Three budgets that put people first

Dear friends and neighbors, This is perhaps the most significant week of the 2021 session, with both the House and Senate releasing their proposals for the three state budgets: operating,... READ MORE

Legislative update: Police reform, education, housing, and COVID vaccinations

Dear neighbors,  Thank you to everyone who participated in our first virtual town hall meeting for the 22nd District!  It was a pleasure to answer your questions.  This week, we’d like... READ MORE

Legislative update from Rep. Laurie Dolan and Rep. Jessica Bateman

Dear neighbors,  A large part of our job representing you is maintaining a dialogue, making sure you know about issues we’re working on in the House of Representatives, and listening... READ MORE

Update on the governor’s budget, COVID vaccines, police accountability, and more

Dear neighbors, I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well during these difficult times. Keeping you informed is a large part of my job as your representative. This... READ MORE

YOU’RE INVITED: Virtual Community Conversation

Dear friends and neighbors, Constituents from across the 22nd Legislative District have asked us many questions about the 2020 legislative session and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We hear your concerns... READ MORE

We’ll get through this together: The latest on COVID-19

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The growing and constantly evolving COVID-19 outbreak in our nation and community is creating significant concern and anxiety among families, workers, employers. It is affecting all... READ MORE

An update on the coronavirus in our state

Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread. As of now, there have already been... READ MORE

Standing up for state employees

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s hard to believe, but we’re already nearing the halfway point in this year’s short, 60-day legislative session. This week I’ll share just a quick update... READ MORE

Back in action!

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2020 legislative session began Monday, and we are excited to continue our work supporting state employees, reducing homelessness, preparing for a clean energy future, making... READ MORE

Rep. Laurie Dolan statement on Gov. Inslee’s school safety and student well-being budget proposal

Rep. Laurie Dolan (D-Olympia), vice chair of the House Education Committee and member of the Appropriations Committee released the following statement on Gov. Inslee’s budget proposal for school safety and... READ MORE

Back to school (safety and student well-being)

Dear friends and neighbors, Fall is now upon us, with leaves crunching beneath our feet and our kids and teachers back in their classrooms. That’s why I’m getting ready for... READ MORE

PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY: Rep. Dolan Urges Legislature to Fully Fund School Safety and Mental Health Supports

Rep. Dolan Urges Legislature to Fully Fund School Safety and Mental Health Supports WHO:  Students, superintendents and system leaders from across the state. WHAT:   A news conference calling for... READ MORE

2019 Report to the 22nd Legislative District

22nd District Legislative Report Summer 2019 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re pleased to update you on the 2019 legislative session, where we showed our commitment to putting people first by... READ MORE

Governor signs Rep. Dolan’s bipartisan school safety measure

Funding K-12 education is the paramount duty of the state, yet students need far more than just academics in school. More resources, more coordination, and more support is needed to... READ MORE

105 days of “putting people first”

105 days of “putting people first” The legislative session adjourned for the year just in the nick of time late Sunday night. One of our House Democratic Caucus guiding principles... READ MORE

Rep. Dolan’s history-making wage and salary transparency bill headed to Gov’s desk

Today, the Washington legislature made history by passing the strongest-in-the-nation pay transparency legislation. House Bill 1696 by Rep. Laurie Dolan (D-Olympia) prohibits an employer from seeking the wage or salary... READ MORE

Washington’s three budgets While our budget teams have been hard at work since the beginning of session developing our budget proposals, this week was the official unveiling of the House... READ MORE

Addressing homelessness, housing affordability, and evictions in our community

Washington is facing an affordable housing and homelessness crisis—every district, every county, every community is experiencing this crisis. Despite efforts and resources to date, we simply do not have adequate... READ MORE

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);})(‘//’,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