Category Archives: E-News

Sen. Darneille works at a desk on the Senate floor. Surrounding desks are empty save for one senator whose face is blurred. Both are wearing N95 face masks.
21 Apr
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Updates in the last week of the legislative session

Dear neighbors, The legislative session is scheduled to come to an end this Sunday, April 25, and your legislators are working hard to finalize bills to send to the Governor’s office to be signed into law. There are some exciting ...

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Sen. Jeannie Darneille is speaking into a microphone that she is holding in one hand while gesturiing with the other hand. She is wearing a red blazer, a black face mask, and turquoise earrings, bracelet and ring.
26 Mar
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Updates from the Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee

  Dear neighbors, The 2021 legislative session continues to charge full speed ahead. As chair of the Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee, I’m happy to report that despite the difficulties a mostly remote session has presented, we have been ...

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27th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall Graphic
08 Mar
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Virtual Town Hall this Wednesday!

Please join us, your lawmakers from the 27th Legislative District, for a virtual town hall meeting this Wednesday at 5:30. This is our chance to report on major issues before the Legislature and hear your ideas, comments and questions so ...

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19 Feb
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Legislative Update

  Dear neighbors, Monday was the deadline for bills to be passed out of their policy committees to remain in the legislative process. This week, fiscal committees are hearing the bills that will have a financial impact, and the deadline ...

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A black and white photo of a crowd at a protest, many holding up signs. The focus is o a large sign that says "stop police brutality!!" in all capital letters.
31 Jan
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Putting an end to police violence

Dear neighbors, Last weekend a shocking incident of police use of undue deadly force rocked our community. I am horrified by this event, which took place just three blocks from my home.  My thoughts remain with those who were injured ...

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Outdoor shot of the Washington State Capitol as the sun begins to set with pink and lavender tones in the clouds.
19 Jan
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The 2021 legislative session is underway!

Dear neighbors, We started the 2021 legislative session last week, and it was unlike any other opening day in Olympia. COVID-19 is still a very real threat to the health of our communities, so we cannot hold an entirely in-person ...

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Sen. Jeannie Darneille speaks on the Senate floor.
08 May
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See you after November!

Because of election year restrictions, I will be unable to update my website or send e-mail updates beginning May 11. However, my office will remain open, so if you need to contact me or my staff, please contact my office ...

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Woman working on a laptop computer.
13 Apr
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Information for Unemployed Workers

Dear neighbors,

The good news is Washingtonians are doing a great job at following the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, and the curve is beginning to flatten. We have to keep up the good work and continue to stay home ...

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Unoccupied booths and chars in an empty restaurant.
02 Apr
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Relief for small businesses, the self-employed and independent contractors

Dear neighbors,

I know many of you are small business owners, self-employed or independent contractors who are struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 response. Here are some resources that may help you through these tough times.

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Sen. Darneille talking with two other senators on the Senate floor.
18 Mar
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Special Update: Coronavirus

Dear neighbors, We wrapped up the 2020 legislative session last week, and updates about legislation will be coming soon.  For now, I’d like to take a moment to assure you that the Legislature and our state agencies are taking our ...

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