Category Archives: News Release

Washington State Capitol Building
18 Oct
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New Districts, New Staff, New Accountability

Redistricting Washington State and Spokane County Efforts are currently underway to draw new boundaries for the state’s 10 congressional and 49 legislative districts based on Census data gathered in 2020. The bipartisan Washington State Redistricting Commission is spearheading this work ...

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08 Jul
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Mobile Office with your legislators at the Emerson Garfield Farmer’s Market this Friday!

Come visit with Senator Andy Billig, Representative Timm Ormsby, and Representative Marcus Riccelli as they host a Mobile Office from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Emerson Garfield Farmer’s Market Friday July 9th. We will be there to visit with constituents in the ...

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08 Jul
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Highlights from the 2021 Washington State Legislature

The Washington State Legislature recently concluded a historic legislative session. As we all work together to create a robust and sustained recovery from the pandemic, we have never been prouder to represent the people of Spokane. (Click here to view ...

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30 Jun
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Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig calls on Rep. Walsh to apologize and “educate himself about the history of the Holocaust and Jim Crow laws”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below Wednesday in response to Republican Rep. Jim Walsh’s comparison of Washington’s COVID public health rules to the Nazi persecution of Jews and a Supreme Court ruling that upheld Jim Crow laws: ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
15 Jun
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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, ...

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17 May
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Billig: Governor’s veto of Low Carbon Fuels bill provision an “overstep of executive power”

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig on Monday released the statement below following Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto of a provision of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (HB 1091). “This veto is an overstep of executive power. The governor has attempted to ...

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25 Apr
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Sine Die! Historic ’21 session concludes

2021 Session concludes on-time with record participation and major investments for Spokane A few minutes ago, the final gavel came down and the 2021 legislative session adjourned Sine Die. My goal at the beginning of this partially remote session was to ensure ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
25 Apr
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Billig: “The 2021 legislative session saw the end of incremental change and the beginning of a fundamental transformation”

“When we began this session 105 days ago, we had a choice.  We could come in to do the minimum and get out of town. Instead, we chose to rise to the moment as a Legislature and as a state ...

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15 Apr
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In the home stretch!

The path to Sine Die We have just passed another major cutoff deadline: opposite house of origin cutoff. Sunday by 5 pm was the last day for House bills to pass through the Senate – except for budget related bills. ...

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29 Mar
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Legislative District to Host Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday

WHO: State Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli WHAT: Virtual town hall with 3rd District residents WHEN: Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Streamed live on the Senate Democratic Caucus’ social media pages:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenateDemocrats  ...

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