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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

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Governor signs Keeping Families Together Act  

OLYMPIA—Earlier today, in a virtual ceremony, Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1747 into law. Dubbed the “Keeping Families Together Act,” and sponsored by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, this legislation prioritizes preventative... READ MORE

Senn bill addressing youth homelessness signed into law

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1905, introduced by state Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, to provide more services and resources to help ensure young... READ MORE

Support for people with developmental disabilities becomes law

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1980 into law to allow Developmental Disabilities Administration clients to participate in both employment services and community access services. The bill,... READ MORE

Rule bills to support students signed by Governor

OLYMPIA – Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed two bills by Rep. Alicia Rule (D-Blaine) to help students succeed by getting more kids learning outside and supporting their physical and emotional... READ MORE