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Mobile Office with your legislators at the Emerson Garfield Farmer's Market this Friday!

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 market and answer questions. The market runs from 3:00-7:00 PM every Friday at 2310 N Monroe in Spokane. We welcome ...

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Highlights from the 2021 Washington State Legislature

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 the a PDF of the mailer sent to constituents of Spokane's 3rd Legislative District .  

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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 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: “Rep. Walsh's comments and actions were deeply offensive and demonstrated either extreme ignorance or a willful effort to lie about ...

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

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 create a power for his office that simply does not exist. The constitution is clear that the governor is permitted ...

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Sine Die! Historic '21 session concludes

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 that the Legislature was transparent, inclusive of public participation, safe, and productive. I am proud that we saw record participation in the ...

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Billig: “The 2021 legislative session saw the end of incremental change and the beginning of a fundamental transformation”

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 and invest in robust, long-term recovery that works for everyone.” “We listened. We acted. The 2021 legislative session saw the end ...

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In the home stretch!

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. While we have made significant progress in so many areas, including child care, small business support, racial justice, climate action, and ...

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

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: ...

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Alert: Big wins for Spokane in Senate budget proposals

Alert: Big wins for Spokane in Senate budget proposals

Senate budgets deliver for Spokane

Yesterday, the Senate released its proposed operating and capital budgets with historic investments in early learning and childcare, public health, and support for small businesses. These budgets will help Spokane and all of Washington build back even stronger after the COVID-19 pandemic and improve quality of life for generations to come. Here are some of ...

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