Upcoming Townhall, Budget Update, & A Capitol Ideas Podcast

Hi friends and neighbors,

Today, March 7th, marks the conclusion of the legislative session, also known as sine die, as mandated by the state constitution. During this productive session, the House has successfully passed over 452 bills, with 253 receiving a unanimous vote, and 347 receiving over eighty percent support. Here is an update on bills I’ve introduced that have passed both chambers:

But the work doesn’t stop here. The issues that matter most to you guide the issues the legislature addresses, and our planning for the 2025 legislative session begins immediately. That’s why my colleagues Senator Wellman, Rep. Senn, and I look forward to inviting you to a community townhall Saturday, March 23rd, from 11 am – 1 pm at Bellevue High School! Please save the date! I hope to see you there.

Supporting Families and Our Future:

Building on our economic progress, this years’ operating budget reinforces vital investments in education, childcare, and affordable housing. It offers comprehensive support for Washington families at every stage, from students and working parents to young adults pursuing higher education.

This budget prioritizes a shared future for all. It allocates resources for clean air and water, utilizes capital gains tax revenue to fund childcare, and ensures quality long-term care.

I proudly voted for this budget because it empowers critical programs in our communities, including emergency shelters, transitional housing, and food banks. Additionally, it represents sound economic investment. By proactively addressing homelessness, we lessen the long-term burden on public services. This budget invests in the future of our youth, elders, vulnerable populations, and food assistance programs. Ultimately, it will save lives.

For more details, please watch my recent video update!

This budget proposal not only fulfills our moral obligation but also makes economic sense. It prioritizes crucial programs while safeguarding the future of Washington and its residents.

Meet The HDC Leadership Team

Within the House Democratic Caucus (HDC), there is a leadership team that includes the Speaker of the House, House Majority Leader, Majority Caucus Chair, Majority Whip, and the Deputy Majority Leaders. Each role fits into the work that House Democrats are doing on behalf of the people of Washington state. Learn more in this video where I joined Speaker Laurie Jinkins to discuss this work.

Capitol Ideas Podcast

On February 27, I stopped by the Capitol Ideas studio and had a great conversation with the creator of this podcast, Dan Frizzell. We talked about the work we’ve done over the last six years on reproductive healthcare protections, expanding health coverage, empowering diverse communities, and revising Washington’s tax code to be more equitable. Follow the link to listen.


Rep. My-Linh Thai

41st Legislative District