Legislative News


Dear friends and neighbors, With the session having ended recently, we’d like to give you a rundown of the main investments in all three state budgets passed this year. These... READ MORE

Governor signs historic gun safety legislation into law

Olympia – Over 2,500 mass shootings in four years. That’s more than one mass shooting every day. This is the reality facing families and communities across the nation, but lawmakers... READ MORE

1 Week to Sine-Die

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  April 23rd will mark the scheduled adjournment of the legislature from the 2023 legislative session. So far, we have passed 548 bills off the House floor,... READ MORE

Week 12: Town Hall Recap & Funding for Our Communities

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The final stretch of legislative session is here. In the next four weeks, the legislature will finalize the state’s capital, operating, and transportation budgets, finish reviewing... READ MORE

Week 10: Curbing Gun Violence & An Upcoming Townhall

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The last time I wrote, we were voting for bills on the House floor. March 8th marked the House of Origin Cutoff in Olympia, which means... READ MORE

Telephone Town Hall on March 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Friends and neighbors,  We would like to invite you to a telephone town hall meeting this Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. We will give you an update on the... READ MORE

House Passes Ban on Assault-Style Weapons/Cámara aprueba prohibición de armas de asalto

Ver más abajo para la versión en Español OLYMPIA — When is it enough? Washington communities continue to experience the horrors that weapons of war can unleash. On a warm... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Impactful Bills For Our Community & Two Upcoming Town Halls 

Friends and neighbors, As they say, March comes in like a lion and we have been spending some long days and late nights doing the peoples’ work. In this issue,... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District telephone town hall on Mar. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Who: 21st Legislative District delegation – Sen. Marko Liias, Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson.  What: Telephone town hall meeting.  When: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2023.  How:... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District in-person town hall on Mar. 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Who: 21st Legislative District delegation – Sen. Marko Liias, Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson.  What: In-person town hall meeting.  When: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023. ... READ MORE

Legislative Video: Tackling the Housing Crisis

Friends and neighbors,   As you’ve heard from me over the past six weeks, this is going to be the year of Housing. We need more homes of all types, so... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Housing & the Working Families Tax Credit 

Friends and neighbors,  Ensuring all Washington families have access to stable and affordable housing is incredibly important to me—just as it is for many in our community. As Chair of... READ MORE

Media Advisory: A Shared Vision for Washington’s Housing Supply Crisis

WHAT: A bipartisan and bicameral press conference to address closing Washington’s housing supply shortfall. In this working session, legislators in Olympia will discuss what they are doing to reduce barriers... READ MORE

Bill limiting the use of solitary confinement passes House Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee

January 24, 2023 OLYMPIA– Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, recently introduced House Bill 1087, limiting the use of solitary confinement in state prisons to emergency purposes, medical isolation and voluntary request.... READ MORE

Legislative Update: Housing and participating in the legislative process

Friends and neighbors, The 2023 legislative session started on January 9th.  Some of you may be interested in participating in the legislative process. There are several ways to stay informed... READ MORE

Missed our Virtual Town Hall? – Watch it now!

If you were unable to join us last night, you can watch the recording of the entire event here:

21st District Virtual Town Hall on April 21st!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2022 session was both historic and productive, with major wins going far beyond what is normally expected during a short, 60-day session. Please join us... READ MORE

Budgets Edition Report to the 21st District

Dear friends and neighbors, We know it has been hard for you and your family. The past two years have been rough, our nation is experiencing inflation, and too many... READ MORE

Video Update: Peterson on rent increase notices and name change order fees

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about recent floor activity due to the house of origin cutoff; his bill about landlords giving notice of rent increase not surviving cutoff (HB 1904);... READ MORE

Serving Washington: housing and homelessness, climate action, worker protections

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re now more than halfway through this year’s legislative session. As I’ve mentioned before, our time in session this year is short, but the list of... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on Solitary Confinement, Feeding Children & Policy Committee Cutoff

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about his bill concerning solitary confinement (HB 1756); increasing participation from public schools in the community eligibility provision of the United States department of agriculture... READ MORE

Virtual Town Hall on Monday; updates from the legislative session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, With about one third of this “short” legislative session behind us, House Democrats are making good progress on many important issues facing families in our state.... READ MORE

Ask STROM 1: Renters’ Protections, WA Cares Reforms, & Staffing Standards

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, responds to constituent emails on his legislation to protect tenants from excessive rent increases, the two bills recently passed to make necessary changes to the WA... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on Protecting tenants & extending assistance for families

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about the need to protect tenants from excessive rent (HB 1904); and extending assistance to families (HB 2048).