Category Archives: News Release

24 Feb
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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 ...

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10 Feb
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COVID-19 Relief & Recovery

This year, the legislature has been focused on bills that provide COVID-19 relief and spur economic recovery. We have acted quickly to prioritize these bills in the first few weeks of session. There is more work to do, but I am pleased with the progress we ...

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19 Jan
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Vaccination Acceleration and more

It is both a health and economic priority to get COVID-19 vaccines distributed and administered as soon as possible. The vaccination process will continue to be a focus for me and the rest of the Legislature. I was initially concerned ...

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06 Jan
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Happy New Year!

The new year has arrived and the 2021 legislative session starts on Monday. I am always excited to represent the Spokane community in the State Senate, but this year it feels more important than ever. We have big challenges, but ...

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04 Jan
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Looking ahead to the 2021 session

Due to COVID-19, the Legislature will be working mostly remotely for the 2021 session. As we work on the logistics of the legislative session and determine the best way to get our work done on behalf of the people of ...

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13 Mar
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Sen. Billig statement on the conclusion of the 2020 session

“I am so proud of the work we’ve done on behalf of the people of this state, but all of our thoughts right now are with the people and communities across Washington impacted by the coronavirus and with the public ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
19 Feb
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Spokane legislators to host town hall meeting

OLYMPIA – Legislators representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will host a town hall on Saturday, Feb. 22, to provide an update on the 2020 legislative session in Olympia and take questions from community members. Who: Sen. Andy Billig and Rep. ...

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27 Jan
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Sen. Billig, Reps. Ormsby and Riccelli to hold telephone town hall

Sen. Billig and Reps. Ormsby and Riccelli of the 3rd Legislative District will give an update on the 2020 legislative session on Tuesday. Who: State Sen. Andy Billig, State Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli What: Telephone town hall When: Tuesday, Jan. 28, ...

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24 Jan
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Spokane’s Carla Olman Peperzak will be honored as Washington’s Person of the Year

Carla Olman Peperzak, a holocaust survivor and member of the Dutch resistance during World War II who helped hide Jewish people during the Nazi invasion of Holland, will be honored in February as Washington’s Person of the Year. Peperzak, 95, ...

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14 Jan
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The Everblue State: Welcome to the 2020 Session with Sen. Andy Billig

The Everblue State is back for the 2020 Legislative Session with a special episode with Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig. Billig gives us an update on what Senate Democrats are working on this year, and the issues he hopes the ...

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