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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

Black Members Caucus Urges Governor to Extend Eviction Moratorium

OLYMPIA – In a letter sent to Gov. Jay Inslee today, state Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way), Chair of the Black Members Caucus, called for extending the eviction moratorium that... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Orwall to participate in Airport Communities Solutions Summit this Friday

This Friday, State Representative Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, will participate in the Airport Communities Solutions Summit hosted by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences in collaboration with... READ MORE

Washington State Black Members Caucus Statement on Manny Ellis Decision

OLYMPIA, Wash.-Today, the Black Members Caucus released this statement after the State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, announced his charging decision in the death of Tacoma resident Manny Ellis. For the... READ MORE

Governor approves Johnson bill to require youth attorney access

OLYMPIA – A new law, sponsored by Rep. Jesse Johnson (D-Federal Way), to require that a youth be provided access to an attorney when they are arrested and read their... READ MORE

Slatter statement on veto of COVID-19 health care data privacy bill

OLYMPIA – The following statement was released by Representative Vandana Slatter (D-Bellevue) following the governor’s veto of House Bill 1127. “While I am deeply disappointed by the Governor’s decision to... READ MORE

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Statement from House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s partial veto of E3SHB 1091, the clean fuel standard bill

Statement from House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on today’s partial veto of E3SHB 1091, the Clean Fuel Standard bill: “Washington Courts have consistently held that as a co-equal branch of... READ MORE

Gov. Inslee Signs Bill to Regulate Powerful Greenhouse Gases

SHORELINE – Today at Shoreline Community College, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a package of climate bills including HB 1050, a bill to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Sponsored by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon... READ MORE

Governor Signs Riccelli Bill to Expand Access to Audio-Only Telehealth

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, Gov. Inslee signed House Bill 1196, which expands access to telehealth by requiring insurance to reimburse audio-only telehealth. Last year the Legislature passed SB 5385, which required... READ MORE