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Legislative update: Accomplishments of the 2023 session

Dear Friends & Neighbors, We are finally finished with the 2023 legislative session, and I wanted to write to give you all an update on what we accomplished. This took... READ MORE

Legislature passes special session compromise bill on drug possession and addiction treatment

OLYMPIA— On Tuesday, the first day of a special session called by Governor Jay Inslee, the Washington House of Representatives passed a compromise version of Senate Bill 5536 after extensive... READ MORE

Rep. Tarra Simmons, D-23
Years long journey leads to the elimination of mandatory LFOs

    OLYMPIA—Yesterday, in the state reception room, Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1169, a bill to eliminate mandatory Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs), with State Supreme Court Justices  looking... READ MORE

Dental Therapy Bill Signed by Governor

OLYMPIA – More rural and underserved communities will have access to preventive dental care soon, thanks to a bill signed into law by the governor today. HB 1678 allows dental... READ MORE

Bill to improve diversity in clinical trials signed by Governor 

OLYMPIA – Positive healthcare outcomes are disproportionately less likely to occur in overburdened communities. Rep. My-Linh Thai, D-Bellevue, has introduced and passed House Bill 1745 to increase diversity in clinical... READ MORE

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Transparency in Special Interest “AstroTurf” Lobbying Funding

OLYMPIA – Government works best when it is open, accessible, and transparent. Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-North Seattle and a board member of the Coalition for Open Government, continues to lead... READ MORE

Gov. Inslee signs Timmons’ sales tax exemption bill for residents of senior living communities into law

OLYMPIA—It’s no secret that cost-of-living costs are rising due to inflation rates the United States has not seen since the 1980s. Usually, the people most affected to high costs are... READ MORE

Representative Chris Stearns, First-Term Legislator, Achieves Significant State Investments for the 47th Legislative District

OLYMPIA – First-term legislator Representative Chris Stearns, who represents the 47th Legislative District and is a longtime resident of Auburn, has accomplished a great deal during his first legislative session.... READ MORE

Senn Bill to Expand Access to Developmental Disability Services for Foster Youth Signed into Law

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1188 into law today to provide better support to children in foster care with developmental disabilities. The legislation, which was sponsored by Rep. Tana... READ MORE

Expanded Free School Meals Signed into Law

OLYMPIA – 90,000 more students will have access to free school meals thanks to a new law approved by Gov. Inslee today. The bill, HB 1238, was sponsored by Rep.... READ MORE