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Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Black Members Caucus Chair Rep. Jamila Taylor on Rittenhouse verdict

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), together with Black Members Caucus Chair Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way), issued the following statements after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Timm Ormsby on today’s state revenue forecast

OLYMPIA – Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding today’s revenue forecast: “While I am guardedly optimistic that this forecast will provide... READ MORE

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Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on the outcome of the Washington State Redistricting Commission’s work

OLYMPIA – Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) released the following statement on the outcome of the Washington State Redistricting Commission’s work: “I want to thank Commissioner April Sims for living up... READ MORE

Media Advisory: House Public Safety Committee to Hold Work Session on Drug Policy Reform

Media Advisory: House Public Safety Committee to Hold Work Session on Drug Policy Reform November 16, 2021 WHAT: The House Public Safety Committee will hold a work session on drug... READ MORE

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Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on Sen. Yasmin Trudeau’s appointment to the 27th Legislative District Senate seat

“Sen. Trudeau’s appointment is wonderful news for our district, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the 27th LD delegation. With deep connections to our community through her lived history... READ MORE

VIDEO: Representantes Ortiz-Self y Ramos charlan sobre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (scroll down for English version) 

Los Representantes Estatales Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo y Bill Ramos, D-Issaquah, sostienen una conversación cándida sobre el significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la manera en que sus antecedentes étnicos... READ MORE

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Statement from Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s resignation from the Senate

“The people of the 27th Legislative District have had a dedicated, compassionate and tireless legislator in Sen. Jeannie Darneille since 2001. Her advocacy on behalf of our district’s and our... READ MORE

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

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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