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PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY: Rep. Dolan Urges Legislature to Fully Fund School Safety and Mental Health Supports

Rep. Dolan Urges Legislature to Fully Fund School Safety and Mental Health Supports WHO:  Students, superintendents and system leaders from across the state. WHAT:   A news conference calling for... READ MORE

Changes to committee assignments

House Democrats met in Olympia today to approve changes to committee assignments. Those changes are listed below. Representative Appleton is appointed as a second Vice Chair of Public Safety Representative... READ MORE

Kilduff to chair House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee

OLYMPIA—With the elevation of former chair Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) to Speaker of the House, Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place) was elected to serve as chair of the House Civil... READ MORE

Acting Speaker Lovick and Rep. Mead to host coffee chat in Mill Creek

Press and public invited to coffee and conversation this Saturday, Sept. 14 OLYMPIA—The latest in a series of coffee chats with Acting Speaker John Lovick and Rep. Jared Mead is... READ MORE

Reps. Riccelli, Volz respond to today’s court ruling in favor of Responsible Representation Act

State Reps. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) and Mike Volz (R-Spokane) released the following statements regarding today’s ruling by Spokane County Superior Court in favor of the Responsible Representation Act (SHB 2887),... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Strom Peterson, Sen. Patty Kuderer, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on recent mass shootings

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue and Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, released the following statement in response to the recent tragic shootings in California, Texas, and... READ MORE

Lekanoff recognized for environmental leadership, named ‘Rising Leader’

OLYMPIA – On August 3, 2019, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) presented Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Bow, with the annual Rising Environmental Leader Award. The award was announced at... READ MORE

Democrats elect Rep. Laurie Jinkins to serve as next speaker of the House

SEATAC, Wash. – Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D–Tacoma) has been elected to serve as the next speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington state. House Democrats gathered in SeaTac on... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Bipartisan group of legislators discuss wolves and wildfires with locals

OLYMPIA—In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers... READ MORE

Rep. Melanie Morgan appointed to governor’s equity task force

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland) was recently appointed to the newly-created Office of Equity Task Force by Acting Speaker of the House John Lovick. The task force was... READ MORE