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Media Advisory: The Current ‘Crime Wave’: Looking Beyond the Headlines

House Public Safety Committee to Host Work Session on Crime Trends with National Scholars and Law Enforcement Experts Increasing crime has been a constant media and election narrative, but actual... READ MORE

House Democrats elect leadership team, including new Majority Leader; Jinkins re-elected Speaker

OLYMPIA – House Democrats held their caucus reorganization meeting today, electing seven members of their leadership team while welcoming 12 new caucus members. Democrats retain their majority party status in... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Timm Ormsby on November 18 state revenue forecast

Below is a statement from House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) in response to the November 18 Revenue Forecast: “Today’s forecast shows that while there are volatile risks lingering... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Macri recognized with national award for leadership on advancing housing justice in Washington

OLYMPIA – State Representative Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, is one of the Human Rights to Housing Awards recipients by the National Homelessness Law Center. She was presented with this year’s State... READ MORE

Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

“Today is an incredibly bleak day in our nation’s history. The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to take away rights from millions of people, undoing longstanding legal... READ MORE

Senn statement on appointment to Washington Blockchain Work Group

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, released the following statement today after being appointed to the Washington Blockchain Work Group by Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma. The Legislature... READ MORE

LBC statement on the Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Legislative Black Caucus Chair Jamila Taylor, D-Federal Way, released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting the court may be preparing... READ MORE

Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins on abortion rights in Washington state

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), released the following statement today in response to the draft US Supreme Court opinion suggesting the Court may be poised to overturn Roe... READ MORE

Bill boosting access to community-based behavioral health treatment signed into law

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation to improve access to community-based treatment for people with serious behavioral health issues and make it easier for families... READ MORE

Apple Health and Homes Act signed by Governor

A new dynamic to reduce chronic homelessness by connecting health care and housing   OLYMPIA – Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed the Apple Health and Homes Act (HB 1866) into... READ MORE