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Sen. Billig and Speaker Jinkins issue statement on Senate Republican refusal to extend emergency domestic violence protections

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) issued the statement below following the refusal today of Senate Republican leadership to sign off on... READ MORE

Shewmake brings together workers and policymakers to find solutions to Intalco closure

OLYMPIA – Representative Sharon Shewmake (D-Whatcom) virtually convened Intalco workers, labor representatives, Alcoa corporate representatives, economists and a bipartisan group of local, state, and federal policymakers to discuss potential solutions... READ MORE

Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins on recent comments from Rep. Sutherland

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) released the following statement today regarding recent comments made by state Rep. Robert Sutherland: “People’s lives are at stake, and this is no... READ MORE

State Representative Mike Sells issued the following statement regarding Senator John McCoy’s retirement:

“The Herald header says “abruptly” but, knowing John, it was done thoughtfully. Leadership is shown in a number of ways. His leadership style was quiet, thoughtful and got results. I... READ MORE

Chair of House Public Safety Committee and Office of the Corrections Ombuds visit Monroe Correctional Complex on fact finding mission after recent disturbance

Rep. Roger Goodman is available for interviews. To schedule contact Peter Kitchen: peter.kitchen@leg.wa.gov, 503-349-6363 MONROE – Rep. Roger Goodman, Chair of the State House Public Safety Committee, joined Director of... READ MORE

Governor signs Rep. Ramel’s scenic bikeways legislation

OLYMPIA – On Thursday, April 2, Gov. Jay Inslee signed bipartisan legislation (House Bill 2587) to designate and promote the use of scenic bikeways across Washington. The program is modeled... READ MORE

Final Kilduff bills signed by Governor put people first

OLYMPIA – Today, Gov. Inslee signed the final four bills of Rep. Christine Kilduff’s (D-University Place) tenure as State Representative from the 28th District. The four bills focus on putting... READ MORE

New law guarantees access to rights for people with developmental disabilities

OLYMPIA – Legislation signed into law today by Gov. Inslee codifies a wide range of rights — including privacy, personal power and choice, healthcare information, the ability to file complaints,... READ MORE

WA Legislators request federal disaster unemployment assistance for independent contractors

The Senate and House Democratic Caucuses have requested that the federal government unlock disaster unemployment assistance for thousands of independent contractors in Washington who are losing work during the coronavirus... READ MORE

Statement from legislative leaders in support of Stay Home, Stay Healthy

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane), Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox (R-Yelm) released the... READ MORE