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Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s resignation from the Senate

“The people of the 27th Legislative District have had a dedicated, compassionate and tireless legislator in Sen. Jeannie Darneille since 2001. Her advocacy on behalf of our district’s and our... READ MORE

Rep. Senn to Represent Washington at National Early Childhood Policy Academy

OLYMPIA – In recognition of her extensive work around early learning and child care in Washington state, Rep. Tana Senn (D – Mercer Island), has been invited to participate in... READ MORE

Official portrait Speaker Jinkins
Statement by Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s announcement by Governor Inslee regarding a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for some state employees and health care workers:

“Protecting the health and safety of people and communities in our state was a top priority of the legislature’s work this session, and the governor’s announcement today is an important... READ MORE

Representative Joe Fitzgibbon Awarded Environmental Achievement Award by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

On July 29, 2021, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) presented Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon with the Leon G. Billings Environmental Achievement Award. The award was announced at... READ MORE

Attorney General’s Office: Nothing in Police Reform Legislation Prevents Police from Responding to Community Caretaker Calls

OLYMPIA – In response to concerns from some law enforcement agencies whether they have the authority to show up to community caretaking calls and calls involving a mental health crisis... READ MORE