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What is the interim?

What is the interim?

Reflecting on session

In a recent op-ed featured in the Spokesman Review, Representatives Ormsby, Riccelli and I reflect on the historic 2021 legislative session, both it’s challenges and accomplishments. As we wrote in the article, “When a crisis bears down, you can panic, ignore it and hope for the best, or confront it head-on. We chose to confront the COVID-19 pandemic with every ...

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About Andy

Andy Billig is a proud father, businessperson and member of the Spokane community. Having previously served a term in the state House of Representatives, he was elected to the state Senate by constituents of the 3rd Legislative District in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. He was elected Majority Leader by Senate Democrats in 2018.

In the Senate, Andy continues to be an advocate for children, working families, and small businesses, putting people first in Spokane and throughout the state. He has been particularly active as a legislative leader on early learning and K-12 education. He has also led efforts to pass legislation to increase transparency and equity in our democracy.

Read Andy’s full biography here.

In the News

Spokesman Review: Sen. Billig, Rep. Ormsby, and Rep. Riccelli: Focus on key priorities made historic 2021 session a success

Spokesman Review: Sen. Billig, Rep. Ormsby, and Rep. Riccelli: Focus on key priorities made historic 2021 session a success

By Sen. Andy Billig, Rep. Timm Ormsby and Rep. Marcus Riccelli When a crisis bears down, you can panic, ignore it and hope for the best, or confront it head-on. We chose to confront the COVID-19 pandemic with every available legislative tool ...

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The Spokesman-Review: Spin Control: Native American mascot bill points to something Spokane did well

The Spokesman-Review: Spin Control: Native American mascot bill points to something Spokane did well

Although I’ve never been a big believer in the Cascade Curtain, more than a decade in Olympia has taught me that there is a certain West Side bias that results in somewhat rare recognition, let alone praise, for things Eastern ...

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Inlander: Unemployment costs spiked for employers hit hard by shutdowns, but Washington lawmakers have approved help

Inlander: Unemployment costs spiked for employers hit hard by shutdowns, but Washington lawmakers have approved help

Last spring, a pandemic the likes of which the world hadn't seen in a century forced leaders to shutter their economies in ways few people living today had ever experienced. The impacts were swift. Soon after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered ...

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