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E-newsletter: COVID-19 Resources & Election Year Activity Restrictions

Dear friends and neighbors, Starting May 11, election year activity restrictions prohibit lawmakers from sending mass email updates like these until the November election is certified. My legislative website and Facebook page will also be... READ MORE

2020 End of Session Reports

Check out my 2020 End of Session Reports: COVID-19 Affordable housing for all

E-Newsletter: COVID-19 Update: Resources for workers and small businesses

COVID-19 Update Dear friends and neighbors, Thank you for staying home and staying healthy to slow the spread of COVID-19. While this time has been incredibly challenging, I am deeply... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: COVID-19 Update

Dear friends and neighbors, Many of you have reached out to my office for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I share your concerns, especially as a parent with a... READ MORE

House and Senate do not reach agreement on Washington Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, issued the following statement today on the Washington Privacy Act (Senate Bill 6281). “Our modern innovation economy is fueled as much by the data... READ MORE

House passes Washington Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – On Friday, March 6, the Washington state House of Representatives pushed forward bipartisan data privacy legislation that puts consumer protections first. “The legislation passed by the House shifts... READ MORE

House passes bill regulating the use of facial recognition technology

OLYMPIA – Today the House passed Senate Bill 6280 with a bipartisan 63-33 vote. SB 6280 creates regulations for the use of facial recognition technology by both the public and... READ MORE

Washington House committee moves forward with consumer first data privacy legislation

OLYMPIA – The Washington state House of Representatives is moving forward data privacy legislation that puts consumer protections first. The Washington Privacy Act (Second Substitute Senate Bill 6281) was passed... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Coronavirus update

***CORONAVIRUS UPDATE*** Dear friends and neighbors, Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread. There... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: 11th District Town Halls

Rep. Hudgins and Sen. Hasegawa Town Hall Join me this weekend with Sen. Hasegawa for a town hall to get updates about the 2020 legislative session. Light refreshments will be... READ MORE

Op-Ed: It’s hard to do homework when you don’t have a home

We have heard it a million times — a good education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty. Education has remained a core value across the globe... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Modernizing and securing our election system

Mini town hall: Wrap up and thank you Along with Rep. Steve Bergquist, I enjoyed meeting and talking with constituents at our last mini town hall in Tukwila. This smaller... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Protecting your right to privacy

Making history: first woman speaker of the House The 2020 session begins with a new face at the House rostrum: Speaker Laurie Jinkins! I was proud to vote yes on the... READ MORE

House Committee Tackling Corruption, Fraud, Self-Dealing in “Special Purpose” Local Governments

WHO: House Local Government Committee, State Auditor, others WHAT: Work session on reforming special purpose district governance WHEN: Friday, January 17 at 10:00 am WHERE: House Hearing Room D, O’Brien... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: SURVEY: 2020 Legislative Priorities

Dear friends and neighbors, Each January the Legislature comes together for the annual legislative session where the House and Senate consider public policies and laws that shape our state’s future.... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: RSVP: 11th Legislative District Mini Town Hall

Dear friends and neighbors, Each January the Legislature comes together for the annual legislative session where the House and Senate consider public policies and laws that shape our state’s future.... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Protecting and expanding affordable health care

Dear friends and neighbors, Each January the Legislature comes together for the annual legislative session where the House and Senate consider public policies and laws that shape our state’s future.... READ MORE

2019 End of Session Reports

Check out my 2019 End of Session Reports: Affordable, quality health care Local community projects & protecting our environment Access to a quality education

E-Newsletter: A budget that puts people first

Investing in Washington’s workforce today and tomorrow Our Legislature made huge strides in building Washington’s workforce by helping families afford college and apprenticeships with the Workforce Education Investment Act. This legislation makes public... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Moving toward a 100% clean energy future

Washington leads nation with Long-Term Care Trust Act This week, the Legislature passed the Long-Term Care Trust Act, which creates a social security program providing long-term care services. Washington will now become... READ MORE

Rep. Zack Hudgins’ statement on the Washington Privacy Act

Statement from Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, on the Washington Privacy Act No version of the Washington State Privacy Act (Senate Bill 5376) was voted out of the State House of... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Engaging students with STEAM education

Legislators team up, compete with students and robots As chair of the House Committee on Innovation, Technology and Economic Development, I am dedicated to increasing access to STEAM education. House Bill... READ MORE

Legislative Update: A Balanced Approach to Washington’s Budget

Dear neighbors, This week, House Democrats rolled out three major budget packages and a state revenue plan for the next two years. The proposals reflect our values and commitment to... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 11th District Telephone Town Hall March 25

Who: State Reps. Steve Bergquist and Zack Hudgins, Sen. Bob Hasegawa What: Telephone Town Hall with 11th District constituents When: Monday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where:... READ MORE

E-Newsletter: Keeping your data secure and private

Dear Neighbors, We have been debating bills on the House floor all last week. Here are some highlights. Making your vote count by moving away from caucuses and towards a... READ MORE