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  • Speaker Jinkins being sworn in by WA Supreme Court Justice G. Helen WhitenerJustice
    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

  • Two yellow post it notes on glass door that say Sorry We are closed and "Covid 19"
    Safely reopening our economy | April 23, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, On Tuesday evening, several thousand of you joined us for a telephone town hall – thank you! Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman and Tacoma-Pierce… READ MORE

  • Help is on the way | April 2, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, Before the end of the 2020 session, the COVID-19 pandemic was just hitting Washington state. We voted to spend $200 million to fight the virus. But… READ MORE

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    An update on the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 | March 2, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including several deaths. It is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread…. READ MORE

  • Speaker Jinkins at podium speaking to attendees at African American Legislative Day at the capitol
    Cutoff week and town hall reminder | February 17, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, It’s a busy week at the state capitol! Yesterday, February 19, was “House of Origin cutoff.” That’s the final date for bills to be voted out… READ MORE

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    A new chapter | August 14, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, As the back-to-school season approaches, families across Washington are getting ready for the new school year and the changes it brings. One big change in my… READ MORE

  • Rep. Jinkins selfie on top of Tacoma Dome with Pride flag
    Communities standing together | July 12, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, In a historic first, the Pride flag was raised last week over the Tacoma Dome in celebration of Tacoma Pride – and I was one of… READ MORE

  • A “putting people first” budget | May 8, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, The 2019 legislative session adjourned just before midnight on April 28. While the final days were a marathon of late, late nights and way too little… READ MORE