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Hitting the Cutoff

Hitting the Cutoff

The 2021 Legislative session is approaching the half-way mark and we have just passed our committee “cutoff” date. All bills that have not passed out of committee by now are “dead” for the session, except for budget-related bills. The next step in the session is two weeks of long days on the Senate floor as we pass bills before the next ...

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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.

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The Spokesman-Review: Commission starts work of redrawing district lines in Washington state

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The Daily World: 'Our work is not finished'

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