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Legislative Update: Vaccine Eligibility, Food Assistance for Families, and Reducing Plastic Waste

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Vaccine eligibility expands to all adults on April 15 The governor recently announced that all adults over 16 will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting... READ MORE

Video Update: Giving Youthful Offenders a Second Chance, Capital Budget Update, and Equitable Care for Pregnant Patients

Dear Friends and Neighbors, When young people commit serious crimes, we confine them in state institutions under the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration. However, compelling research shows that institutionalizing young people is... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Phase 3, 988 System, and the American Rescue Plan

Dear Friends and Neighbors, What does Phase 3 mean? On Monday, March 22nd the entire state entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery. This is possible because of the... READ MORE

Video Update: State Oversight and Accountability Act, Fair Start for Kids, and Native American Mascots

Dear Friends and Neighbors, When a police officer engages in egregious misconduct, the state should intervene and take away that officer’s certification. Unfortunately, our current system makes it very difficult... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Vaccine Update, Preparing for EVs, and Virtual Town Hall

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Vaccine updates Major announcements regarding vaccine distribution have come out recently and I want to make sure you heard the news. Our teachers and child care... READ MORE

Video Update: Updating the Civil Protection Order System, Protecting Students with Seizure Disorders, and Combatting Mass Incarceration

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week the House passed House Bill 1320, legislation I’ve introduced to strengthen protections for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. The... READ MORE

Bill to Protect Survivors of Violence by Improving the Civil Protection Order System Passes House

OLYMPIA – A bill to improve the civil order protection system passed the House today with a 53-44 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), House Bill 1320 codifies temporary... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Special Health Care Enrollment Period, Stepping Up Our Fight Against Wildfires, and Virtual Town Hall

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Special health care enrollment period The Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) opened a special enrollment period on Feb. 15 for Washingtonians. This aligns with President Biden’s... READ MORE

Video Update: Policing Policy Leadership Team, Supporting Young Adults, and Unclaimed Money

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last summer, anguish and horror over the killing of George Floyd rippled out across this country and even the world. Here in Washington it led to... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Inside Olympia, Community Transition Services for Young People, and Strengthening Foreclosure Fairness Act

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last week, I joined the Ranking Member of the House Public Safety Committee Gina Mosbrucker on the TVW show, Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins. This fantastic... READ MORE

Video Update: Early Action COVID Relief, Keeping High School Seniors on Track, and Public Broadband

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our communities and our economy. Virtually no one has been left untouched. That is why we acted swiftly to pass an... READ MORE

Legislative Update: A Fair Start for Kids, 988 Suicide Prevention, and Protecting Sexual Assault Survivors

Dear Friends and Neighbors, A Fair Start for Kids: Addressing the child care crisis and economic recovery Child care was in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, and now it’s on... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Vaccines, Transportation Package, and Improving Protection Orders

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Latest on the COVID-19 Vaccine The Governor unveiled an updated COVID-19 vaccine plan earlier this week that aims to vaccinate 45,000 Washingtonians a day. Here’s the latest on what to... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Welcome to the 2021 Legislative Session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2021 legislative session is upon us. With the pandemic still raging arounds us, this year is going to look a little different. While the arrival... READ MORE

Media Advisory: Policing Policy Leadership Team Joins House Public Safety Committee for Legislative Preview of Police Reforms

WHO: The Policing Policy Leadership Team, composed of House Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Roger Goodman; Black Member Caucus members Reps. Debra Entenman, Jesse Johnson, and John Lovick; and Members... READ MORE

House Democrats Establish Policing Policy Leadership Team to Strengthen Police Accountability and Transparency, Improve Police-Community Relations

OLYMPIA – This year’s historic protests against police brutality have awakened the public to the need for racial equity and justice system reforms. Where the law hasn’t offered clear pathways... READ MORE

REMINDER WEDNESDAY NIGHT: COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Public Health — Seattle & King County

WHO: Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) and Reps. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) and Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) of the 45th Legislative District will be joined by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Medina) and Ingrid Ulrey,... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 45th District Legislative Delegation Joined by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Public Health – Seattle & King County for Telephone Town Hall on the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO: Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) and Reps. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) and Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) of the 45th Legislative District will be joined by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Medina) and Ingrid Ulrey,... READ MORE

Gradually Re-Opening and COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Join us for a COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Senator Manka Dhingra, and Public Heath — Seattle & King County WHO: Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) and Reps.... READ MORE

Chair of House Public Safety Committee and Office of the Corrections Ombuds visit Monroe Correctional Complex on fact finding mission after recent disturbance

Rep. Roger Goodman is available for interviews. To schedule contact Peter Kitchen: peter.kitchen@leg.wa.gov, 503-349-6363 MONROE – Rep. Roger Goodman, Chair of the State House Public Safety Committee, joined Director of... READ MORE

Video Update: Are We Finally Turning the Corner?

Dear Friends and Neighbors, In this special GoodMinute, I report live from my home with an update on the current crisis and steps I am taking to help our community:... READ MORE

Video Update: Sine Die, Bills, and Budgets

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today is SINE DIE, the last day of this year’s legislative session. We have wrapped up our legislative business on time, passing three budgets and a... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Goodman bill to simplify prosecution of wildlife abuses passes Legislature

Legislation passed by the Senate yesterday will reclassify most minor fish and wildlife crimes as civil infractions, simplifying prosecution and reducing court costs, while also enabling the suspension of hunting... READ MORE

Video Update: Coronavirus Information and Background Checks

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week has been a troubling week in the 45th District. The King County Department of Health has confirmed that there have been nine deaths from... READ MORE

Coronavirus update from 45th and 48th district legislators

OLYMPIA — Seattle and King County Public Health officials have confirmed that there are now multiple cases of coronavirus in King County, including numerous people who are hospitalized. Sadly, one... READ MORE