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MEDIA ADVISORY: Work session on sentencing reform

Who:    Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee What:   House Public Safety Committee work session on comprehensive criminal sentencing reform When:  Tuesday, July 16, at 10:00... READ MORE

Video Update: Highlights of the 2019 Legislative Session

Highlights of the 2019 Legislative Session The 2019 legislative session saw many major accomplishments. We passed three budgets – operating, transportation, and capital – before finishing on time. The budgets... READ MORE

Video Update: Sentencing Reform & An Update on Legislation

Reforming our state’s criminal sentencing system The United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world. As of 2016, over 2.2 million Americans were serving time in... READ MORE

A Balanced Approach to Washington’s Budget

Washington has three different budgets. Although they each fund a different function of state government, together they are a vision for the future of our state. The capital budget, sometimes... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting with 45th District Legislators on March 23

Who: Senator Manka Dhingra, Representative Larry Springer, and Representative Roger Goodman What: Town Hall meeting with 45th District constituents When: Saturday, March 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where:... READ MORE

Juvenile Rehabilitation & Upcoming 45th LD Town Hall!

Rethinking Juvenile Justice Recent research shows that the brain continues to develop until around age 25. That’s why young people can often be impulsive, engage in risky behaviors, and are... READ MORE

Telephone Town Hall, Green Transportation, and Daylight Savings Time

Reminder: 45th Telephone Town Hall this Thursday! Join us this Thursday, March 7 at 6 PM for a live telephone town hall! If you don’t have a landline or don’t receive... READ MORE

Video Update: Reducing Domestic Violence & 45th LD Telephone Town Hall!

A treatment-oriented approach to reducing domestic violence Domestic abusers subject their victims to a cycle of abuse, and recent research has shown that the current system isn’t doing enough to... READ MORE

Addressing Climate Change & Behavioral Health

Climate bills are moving through the House The science is clear: climate change poses significant risks to our economy, our health, and our quality of life. The most recent National... READ MORE

Video Update: Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education

All kids deserve the opportunity to succeed, but not all kids have access to the programs they need to build a foundation for success. Children who attend high-quality early childhood... READ MORE

Legislative Code of Conduct, Dr. King’s Legacy, & School Safety

Cleaning up our own house is priority number one The Washington State House of Representatives took its first vote of the year on January 24, on a measure that aims... READ MORE

Video Update: Reaching Consensus on Police Use of Deadly Force

Last fall, voters approved Initiative 940, which updates Washington’s statute on police use of deadly force. While I-940 was a great step forward in repairing the trust between the public... READ MORE

House passes legislation to strengthen and clarify Initiative 940

OLYMPIA – Earlier today, the House of Representatives approved legislation to clarify and strengthen the language of Initiative 940, which updated Washington’s statute on police use of deadly force. House... READ MORE

The 2019 Legislative Session has begun

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week marks the beginning of the 2019 legislative session, and I am honored to be back in Olympia as your 45th Legislative District representative. Each... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on House Bill 1064, strengthening and clarifying Initiative 940

Who:    Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee What:   House Public Safety Committee public hearing on House Bill 1064 When:  Monday, January 14, at 1:30 p.m. Where:... READ MORE

Rep. Goodman’s 2018 Session Wrap-Up

After years of gridlock and overtime sessions, the 2018 legislative session not only ended on time, but also saw the passage of several landmark pieces of legislation. Below, you’ll find... READ MORE

2018 End of Session Newsletter from the 45th District State Representatives

Click here to read the 45th LD state representatives’ end of session newsletter for the 2018 legislative session.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing and executive session on legislation updating Washington’s use of deadly force law

Who:     Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee What:    Public hearing on House Bill 3003 and executive session on Initiative 940 and House Bill 3003 When:   Tuesday, March... READ MORE

Our Statement on the Public Records Act

Last week, we voted to approve Senate Bill 6617, the Legislative Public Records Act, which changed how public records would be handled in the Legislature. Unfortunately, the bill should have... READ MORE

Investing in Washington families & Other Legislative News

Investing in All Washington Families Last week, we unveiled our budget proposal for the 2018 supplemental budget. The supplemental budget adjusts the biennial budget we passed last year. It is also an... READ MORE

Reducing domestic violence, carbon emissions & More News

Reducing the harm from domestic violence Domestic violence is something we really don’t like to talk about, but it is still one of our most serious chronic social problems. For more... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on Initiative 940, updating Washington’s use of deadly force law

Who:     Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee and Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, Chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee What:     Public hearing... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Town hall meeting with 45th Legislative District lawmakers

Who: Sen. Manka Dhingra, Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman What: Town hall meeting with 45th Legislative District constituents. When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018. Where: Lake Washington... READ MORE

45th District Town Hall & Other Legislative News

45th District Town Hall this weekend! Please join me, along with Senator Manka Dhingra and Representative Larry Springer, at the 45th Legislative District Town Hall on Saturday, February 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1... READ MORE

Improving Community Re-entry for Prisoners, the Opioid Crisis & Policy Cutoff

Enhancing Public Safety: Improving Community Re-entry for Prisoners In Washington, about 8,000 people who have served their time are released from prison every year. Fifty percent of those released, however,... READ MORE