Statements from Reps. Laurie Jinkins and Christine Kilduff on today’s announcement of federal de-certification of Western State Hospital:

“Since 2015 the Legislature has invested $380 million to increase behavioral health services and treatment capacity in our communities, as well as to address deficiencies at Western State Hospital that will improve treatment and safety for both patients and staff.... READ MORE

Slatter appointed to Future of Work Task Force

OLYMPIA – State Representative Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, was recently appointed to a state task force looking at issues related to changes in technology and the impact on industries and the workforce in Washington state. Continued advancements in technology, including automation,... READ MORE

Lawmakers, local officials and stakeholders met in Port Angeles on May 10 to focus on rural economic development. From left to right: Rep. Mike Sells, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, Rep. Mike Chapman, Rep. Vandana Slatter, Rep. Steve Tharinger, Rep. Jake Fey, Rep. Tana Senn, Rep. Noel Frame and Speaker of the House Frank Chopp. Photo by Guy Bergstrom, courtesy of the House of Representatives.

How can we create more opportunity and jobs in rural Washington?

Lawmakers meet with leaders and stakeholders in Port Angeles PORT ANGELES—A packed room of stakeholder and business leaders met with lawmakers from around the state to talk about boosting jobs and development in rural Washington. “The first job of leadership... READ MORE

Kilduff Passes New Laws to Fight Discrimination

OLYMPIA – Rep. Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, has led the charge on identifying and ending discrimination still on the books in Washington state. This year, Kilduff passed two new laws that take on discrimination in our property rolls and jury... READ MORE

Ryu: New state tourism effort means jobs

OLYMPIA—During the Great Recession, funding ran dry for the state’s tourism board. Now, lawmakers and stakeholders are being appointed to a new statewide tourism authority to boost efforts to bring visitors—and their dollars—to every corner of Washington state. “Every dollar... READ MORE

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