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House budget chair Rep. Timm Ormsby’s statement regarding Gov. Inslee’s operating budget proposal

OLYMPIA – Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding Governor Inslee’s operating budget proposal: “Thank you to Governor Inslee for providing the... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Timm Ormsby on today’s state revenue forecast

OLYMPIA – Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding today’s revenue forecast: “While I am guardedly optimistic that this forecast will provide... READ MORE

Legislature passes landmark recovery budget to help families, small businesses

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature passed a historic budget today that focuses on an equitable recovery from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. The 2021-23 operating budget uses... READ MORE

House Passes Historic “Washington Recovery Budget”

OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives passed its version of the 2021-2023 operating budget today by a vote of 57-41. By utilizing state and federal funds, the Washington... READ MORE

Media Advisory: 3rd Legislative District to Host Virtual Town Hall

WHO: State Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli  WHAT: Virtual town hall with 3rd District residents  WHEN: Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.  WHERE: Streamed live on the House Democratic Caucus’ social media pages:   Facebook: facebook.com/WAHouseDems  Twitter: twitter.com/wahousedems  YouTube: youtube.com/WAHouseDems  The lawmakers will talk about their legislative... READ MORE

House budget chair Rep. Timm Ormsby’s statement regarding Gov. Inslee’s operating budget and COVID-19 relief proposals

“Governor Inslee has provided a good starting point for the Legislature’s upcoming budget discussions in the 2021 Legislative Session. “I am particularly pleased to see recommendations to increase public health... READ MORE

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Statement from House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby regarding the June 17 revenue forecast

Below is a statement from House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) in response to the June 17 Revenue Forecast: “Today’s forecast has confirmed what we’ve all expected: COVID-19 has... READ MORE

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Dem budget leaders support reductions to address economic impacts of COVID-19

Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) and Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Kitsap County) issued the statement below in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to veto parts of the 2020 supplemental operating budget... READ MORE

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‘We’re stepping up’: House approves final supplemental budget addressing emergent needs across state

OLYMPIA – The House gave final approval today to a supplemental state operating budget focused on the state’s emergent needs such as housing insecurity and homelessness, child care access and... READ MORE

Spokane Lawmakers Applaud Funds for Local Construction Projects

OLYMPIA – Spokane is getting a big boost for local construction projects from the state capital budget which passed the Legislature today. In it are projects championed by Reps. Marcus... READ MORE

State operating budget invests in housing, public health

OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the House and Senate today unveiled a $1 billion, 2020 supplemental operating budget that provides an additional $160 million to address housing and homelessness as... READ MORE

House approves budget investing in housing, child care, health care

OLYMPIA – With less than two weeks to go in the 2020 legislative session, the state House passed a  supplemental operating budget this evening that invests in housing and homelessness,... READ MORE

Putting people first: House Democrats release supplemental budget proposal focused on housing, child care, health care

OLYMPIA – House Democrats rolled out their supplemental operating budget proposal for the 2019-21 biennium today, which makes adjustments to the two-year budget lawmakers approved last year. It focuses on... READ MORE

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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