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Clean Slate Act and Town Halls This Week

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Yesterday we reached a big milestone in the legislative session, the House of Origin cutoff. We will not pass any more House Bills. The rest of... READ MORE

Video Update: Updating Our Domestic Violence Laws and Keeping Our Courts Open

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are at the half-way point of the 2020 legislative session. The full House is now voting on bills that were passed by the relevant policy... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Goodman named Legislator of the Year by Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs

OLYMPIA – – Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), an attorney and criminal justice expert, was named Legislator of the Year by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriff’s (WACOPS) at its annual Award Luncheon on... READ MORE

Video Update: Helping Students Return to School From the Justice System and Town Halls

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re almost at the half-way point of the 2020 legislative session. This session we are considering several important measures related to housing, education, environmental protection, health... READ MORE

Addressing the Homelessness Crisis, Swatting, 2020 Environmental Goals

When Pranks Turn Deadly “Swatting” is when someone with malicious intent falsely reports an emergency to get armed law enforcement to show up in force at someone’s home or business.... READ MORE

Paid Family Leave, Ending Youth Solitary Confinement, and Updating Background Checks

A Very Welcome Game-Changer for Working Families is Finally Here To promote family stability and economic security, three years ago the Legislature passed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act.... READ MORE

The 2020 Legislative Session has Begun!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week marks the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, and I am honored to be back at the Capitol as your 45th Legislative District representative.... READ MORE

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