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Senn and Wilson introduce fair start for kids to address child care shortage and economic recovery

OLYMPIA – Earlier today, Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) and Rep. Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) introduced companion legislation to address the child care crisis costing our families, businesses and economy. We... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: 988 lifeline bill keeps Washington leading in suicide prevention

OLYMPIA—A measure just introduced by Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, will help ensure suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis services are accessible to everyone statewide. The bipartisan National Suicide Hotline... READ MORE

Taylor elected to chair Black Members Caucus

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) has been elected chair of the Black Members Caucus. She was sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 10 for her first term. Taylor... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Harris-Talley, legislature meet in Olympia for legislative session opening day

OLYMPIA—Monday marked the first full day in the Washington House of Representatives for newly-sworn in Representative Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle. Rep. Harris-Talley was elected in November 2020 to represent Washington’s 37th... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Bronoske sworn in, starts term as state representative for 28th LD

OLYMPIA—The House of Representatives convened Monday in Olympia to begin the 2021 legislative session. The day also marked the beginning of legislative service for newly sworn in Representative Dan Bronoske... READ MORE

Speaker Jinkins official portrait
House convenes for 2021 legislative session; Jinkins re-elected Speaker

OLYMPIA – While the 2021 legislative session will be mostly remote, the state House convened in person today in order to adopt temporary rules to allow for remote proceedings. The... READ MORE

Media Advisory: Washington Coalition for Police Accountability Joins House Policing Policy Leadership Team to Introduce Police Accountability Agenda

WHO: The Policing Policy Leadership Team (PPLT), composed of House Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Roger Goodman; Black Member Caucus members Reps. Debra Entenman, Jesse Johnson, and John Lovick; and... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Legislators propose bills to hold police accountable

OLYMPIA – Washington legislators took a major step today to hold police officers accountable for their actions. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek), and Rep. Bill Ramos... READ MORE

Rep. Melanie Morgan Elected Chair of House Members of Color Caucus, Re-elected Deputy Majority Floor Leader

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland) was recently elected to serve as chair of the largest House Members of Color Caucus (MOCC) ever in the history of the Washington... 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