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Newly Appointed Jesse Johnson Enters Legislature Ready to Lead

OLYMPIA – Newly appointed Rep. Jesse Johnson, D-Federal Way, has a lot on his plate for a first-year legislator, but he’s ready to take on the tough issues facing the... READ MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senn introduces bill to make child care more affordable and more accessible

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) introduced bipartisan legislation today to make child care more affordable and more accessible for families across Washington state. The Fair Start for... READ MORE

Macri introduces “good cause” eviction legislation to protect residential tenants

Olympia—Under current Washington law, a residential landlord may evict a tenant for any reason—or no reason—by issuing month-to-month tenants a 20-day no-cause termination notice or by refusing to renew a... READ MORE

Rep. Shelley Kloba to serve as vice chair of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Shelley Kloba, D-Kirkland, has been appointed vice chair of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee where she will continue her leadership creating gambling policy and regulating... READ MORE

Coastal lawmakers preview the 2020 session

ABERDEEN— Lawmakers from the 19th and 24th District focused on kitchen table issues—transportation, health care, jobs and childcare—during the 2020 Legislative Send-Off. Transportation “This session, the big thing will be... READ MORE

Representative Mari Leavitt Announces 2020 Legislative Priorities

Services for military families, enhanced public safety, housing, and educational and career opportunities for students of every age top the list of priorities for the Pierce County legislator OLYMPIA –... READ MORE

Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) at the House rostrum jointly holding gavel.
Jinkins sworn in as Washington’s first woman, first out lesbian House Speaker

OLYMPIA – History was made in Washington’s legislature today with the swearing in of the first new Speaker of the House in nearly 20 years. Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), is... READ MORE

Statement from Speaker-designate Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on the investigative report on Rep. Matt Shea

“Members of our caucus received the report regarding Rep. Shea a short while ago. In its 130-year history, I am unaware of House members ever having received such a comprehensive... READ MORE

Statement by House Transportation Chair Jake Fey on the governor’s transportation budget proposal

How do we cut $454 million in transportation spending without harming vital services? That’s the question Gov. Inslee’s transportation proposal tries to answer in the aftermath of Initiative 976. I appreciate... READ MORE

Statement from Speaker-designate Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s Supreme Court ruling on public records

“House Democrats believe in open and accountable government. While we have already taken action toward better access to public records, we have more work to do. We are still reviewing... READ MORE