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Rep. Senn to Represent Washington at National Early Childhood Policy Academy

OLYMPIA – In recognition of her extensive work around early learning and child care in Washington state, Rep. Tana Senn (D – Mercer Island), has been invited to participate in... READ MORE

Official portrait Speaker Jinkins
Statement by Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s announcement by Governor Inslee regarding a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for some state employees and health care workers:

“Protecting the health and safety of people and communities in our state was a top priority of the legislature’s work this session, and the governor’s announcement today is an important... READ MORE

Representative Joe Fitzgibbon Awarded Environmental Achievement Award by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

On July 29, 2021, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) presented Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon with the Leon G. Billings Environmental Achievement Award. The award was announced at... READ MORE

Attorney General’s Office: Nothing in Police Reform Legislation Prevents Police from Responding to Community Caretaker Calls

OLYMPIA – In response to concerns from some law enforcement agencies whether they have the authority to show up to community caretaking calls and calls involving a mental health crisis... READ MORE

Washington state now allows full public broadband

OLYMPIA — The Public Broadband Act, HB 1336, took effect Sunday to help ensure families and businesses throughout Washington state have access to high speed internet.   “Washington state now joins the majority of states... READ MORE

Reps. Leavitt and Bronoske announce coffee and conversation tour

Who: 28th Legislative District State Reps. Mari Leavitt and Dan Bronoske What: Reps. Leavitt and Bronoske are hosting a series of informal coffee and conversation events throughout the 28th Legislative... READ MORE

Goodman and Johnson Statement on Implementation of Police Use of Force Bill

This statement is also available in the following languages: Chinese – click here Korean – click here Punjabi – click here Spanish – click here Vietnamese – click here OLYMPIA... READ MORE

Statement from the House Democratic Members of Color Caucus Chair Rep. Melanie Morgan on Rep. Jim Walsh’s recent comments and actions regarding the Holocaust

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland), chair of the House Democratic Members of Color Caucus, released the following statement following the Seattle Times report of Rep. Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen)... READ MORE

Statement by Rep. Tana Senn on Rep. Walsh’s Comparison of Vaccination Policies to the Holocaust

Representative Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island), Chair of the House Jewish Caucus, released the following statement regarding Representative Jim Walsh’s anti-Semitic remarks and his wearing of a yellow Star of David... READ MORE

Rep. Alex Ramel tapped to help develop Washington’s building codes

OLYMPIA – Bellingham state Rep. Alex Ramel, a legislative leader on both affordable housing and energy-smart building practices, has been appointed to serve on the Washington State Building Code Council.... READ MORE