Dear friends and neighbors,
We continue to adjust to a new, challenging reality since the 2020 legislative session concluded on March 12th. I am providing this report for those looking for detail on bills we passed in the supplemental session. This includes the bills that I was proud to sponsor, a summary of supplemental budgets and other bills that may be of interest to you in areas that support our health, education, and environment.
There are no easy or quick paths out of this current crisis. We are all experiencing the impacts of a continued strain on our economy, families and healthcare system. All levels of government in our state are working hard to provide resources and to find the best services to support all Washingtonians.
We know that by staying home we have flattened the curve of healthcare capacity. Where we have serious needs, we’ve seen an inspiring outpouring of compassion, support and can-do spirit of our communities to help our neighbors, frontline responders, essential workers and those most vulnerable to the virus.
We will weather this storm, and despite the uncertainty, we know that our community is strong. Resilience is in the DNA of Washingtonians. We recognize that being smart and data-driven with our decisions is how we can get through this and we have made significant progress. We will see the other side of this if we work together.
In partnership and gratitude,
State Rep. Vandana Slatter
48th Legislative District