Category Archives: E-News

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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Sen. Darneille speaks on the Senate floor while two other Senators hold up a purple and white flag.
20 Feb
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Update from Olympia

Dear neighbors: Please don’t forget to join us this Saturday for the 27th Legislative District town hall in Tacoma! It will take place from 10 am to noon at the Eastside Community Center, 1721 E 56th St., Tacoma.     ...

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Capitol campus at sunset, showing legislative building, sundial, and lit path in between.
31 Jan
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Update from Olympia

Dear neighbors: The legislative session is advancing quickly!  Today is Day 19 of a short 60 day session, so we are nearly 40% complete.  In this first phase of the session, Senate committees are holding public hearings each week to ...

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20 Jan
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Update from Olympia

Last Monday marked the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, and we got right down to business for this short, 60-day session. These short sessions occur in even-numbered years, and can often feel like a sprint to the finish line ...

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22 Mar
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March 22 Newsletter

You may know that I focus much of my work in the Legislature on improving the lives of children and youth in our state. I serve on the Ways and Means Committee that writes the budget. Among all ...

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21 Mar
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Inside Olympia – Justice for All

Here is the full episode of Inside Olympia, where I talk with Austin Jenkins about justice issues. We've got so many important issues facing the Legislature this year, but we must continue fighting to ensure our justice system is ...

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