• Speaker Jinkins signing paperwork at rostrum
    A historic and productive session | March 11, 2022

      Dear friends and neighbors, The 2022 legislative session adjourned sine die yesterday. (Sine die is latin for “without a day,” and basically means we adjourned without a date of… READ MORE

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    Join our virtual town hall on Feb. 22 | February 9, 2022

    Dear friends and neighbors, We have officially reached the half-way point of the 2022 legislative session. The cutoff for policy and fiscal bills to get out of their respective committees… READ MORE

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    Moving everyone forward | January 13, 2022

    Dear friends and neighbors, Hello from Olympia, where the 2022 legislative session got underway on Monday! As one of the presiding members, I am one of a small handful of… READ MORE

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    Supporting our veterans and their families | November 4, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Next week our nation observes Veterans Day, a federal and state holiday. With many veterans and their families calling Tacoma and greater Pierce County home, this… READ MORE

  • An Update on Changes to Insurance Rates | September 10, 2021

    The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) recently issued an emergency rule preventing credit scores from being used to determine insurance premiums. This might mean a change in your insurance rates,… READ MORE

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    Back to school | September 9, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Yesterday was the first day of school for Tacoma Public Schools. I have fond memories of my son’s first day of school throughout his K-12 journey…. READ MORE

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    Congratulations, graduates! | June 3, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Recently, I was able to attend my niece’s high school graduation party. It was wonderful to see her and her classmates celebrate this exciting milestone. It… READ MORE

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    Welcome to the 2021 Legislative Session | January 14, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, While the 2021 session will be mostly remote, legislators convened in our state capitol on Monday in person as required by our state constitution so that… READ MORE

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    Doing the people’s work safely | December 10, 2020

      Dear friends and neighbors, These are challenging times for our families, our communities, and our state. We’re all in this together, but it’s important to acknowledge that each of… READ MORE