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Final state construction budget makes big investments in Spokane

OLYMPIA – State lawmakers passed a final two-year capital (construction) budget on Sunday by a nearly unanimous vote, sending it to the governor’s desk for signature in the final hours... READ MORE

Legislature passes ‘Putting People First’ state operating budget

OLYMPIA – The Legislature passed a 2019-21 operating budget plan and revenue plan on Sunday, making critical investments in behavioral health, affordable housing, education, and the environment. “This is a responsible and... READ MORE

House Democrats release “Putting People First” state operating budget

OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their 2019-21 operating budget plan and revenue plan on Monday, which would make additional investments in critical areas of the state budget such as behavioral... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Legislative District town hall meeting on March 16

Who: Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli When: Saturday, March 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Where: The MAC – Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, E.A. Johnston Auditorium 2316 W. 1st Ave. Why: The Legislature is in... READ MORE

3rd-District End-of-Session Report: 2018

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Governor signs changes to Spokane County commissioner elections

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee signed the Responsible Representation Act into law today, a bipartisan bill changing the way large counties elect their county commissioners. House Bill 2887, sponsored by... READ MORE

2018 Budget Agreement Increases Education Funding, Cuts Taxes

OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the House and Senate today announced a 2018 supplemental operating budget plan that will provide property tax relief while directing additional funding to K-12 education,... READ MORE

3rd District legislators respond to shooting at Freeman High School

OLYMPIA – Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane, and Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, released the following statement in response to the tragic shooting today at Freeman High School:... READ MORE

3rd LD Legislators to host September 13 mobile office event

MEDIA ADVISORY Who: State Sen. Andy Billig, State Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli What: Mobile office event When: Wednesday, September 13, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Where: Give It A... READ MORE

State Republicans’ education funding plan shortchanges Spokane-area students

Democratic plan a clear win-win for students, middle class families, and small businesses OLYMPIA – Most areas of the state could see a sharp property tax increase under the Senate... READ MORE

House Democrats release “Families First” state operating budget

OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their proposed 2017-19 operating budget on Monday – a budget that will add $7.1 billion in additional K-12 investments over the next four years and will bring... READ MORE

3rd LD Legislators to host telephone town hall on Tuesday, January 31

MEDIA ADVISORY Who: State Sen. Andy Billig, State Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli What: Telephone town hall When: Tuesday, January 31, 6 – 7 p.m. Where: 3rd Legislative District... READ MORE

Rep. Timm Ormsby of Spokane to chair House budget panel

OLYMPIA — Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) has been named Chair of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee in the Washington state House of Representatives. Ormsby‘s appointment comes as lawmakers prepare for what... READ MORE

House Democrats announce support for Dr. Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine

OLYMPIA – Following the tragic loss of Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University, students and leaders across the state have rallied around the idea of naming the... READ MORE

As Seen on TV(W)

  We’re fortunate here in Washington to have almost universal access to TVW, often described as our state’s version of C-SPAN.  TVW offers wall-to-wall coverage of the Legislature, and produces... READ MORE

3rd LD lawmakers to host telephone town hall

Who: Senator Andy Billig and Representatives Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) What: Telephone town hall When: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 22 Spokane residents should receive a call... READ MORE

3rd District Legislators praise transportation budget that will create jobs, improve transit

Both chambers of the Washington state legislature passed a transportation budget for the 2013-15 biennium today. The $8.4 billion budget passed on bipartisan votes of 46-1 in the Senate and... READ MORE

3rd Legislative District telephone town hall scheduled

Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli, together with Sen. Andy Billig, will be holding a town hall meeting by phone with constituents of the 3rd Legislative District. Date:  Wednesday, January... READ MORE

Rep. Timm Ormsby elected vice chair of House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) will serve as vice chair of the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 14. His election to that position by... READ MORE

3rd District legislators hosting tele town hall on January 11

OLYMPIA – Third district legislators Reps. Timm Ormsby and Andy Billig, together with Sen. Lisa Brown, will host a tele-town hall the first week of regular session. Spokane area constituents... READ MORE

Legislators announce mobile office

Spokane’s 3rd District legislative team is excited to announce the creation of their mobile office this fall at various locations around the district. The mobile office is open to the... READ MORE

House passes state construction budget on unanimous vote

First phase of Spokane medical school gets green light OLYMPIA – On the final day of the special legislative session, the state House passed a bipartisan two-year construction budget on... READ MORE

Ormsby bill targets unscrupulous contractors

House Bill 1701 sets up level playing field for ethical general contractors competing in tightly-squeezed construction industry OLYMPIA – Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives approved legislation Friday night... READ MORE

Spokane legislators to host March 12 town hall meetings

OLYMPIA – The legislators from Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will be returning home from Olympia to host a couple of town hall meetings with constituents.  Representatives Timm Ormsby and Andy... READ MORE