Category Archives: E-News

19 Feb
0

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 ...

Read More
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
0

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 ...

Read More
Outdoor shot of the Washington State Capitol as the sun begins to set with pink and lavender tones in the clouds.
19 Jan
0

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 ...

Read More
Sen. Jeannie Darneille speaks on the Senate floor.
08 May
0

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 ...

Read More
Woman working on a laptop computer.
13 Apr
0

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 ...

Read More
Unoccupied booths and chars in an empty restaurant.
02 Apr
0

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.

Read More
Sen. Darneille talking with two other senators on the Senate floor.
18 Mar
0

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 ...

Read More
Sen. Darneille speaks on the Senate floor while two other Senators hold up a purple and white flag.
20 Feb
0

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.     ...

Read More
Capitol campus at sunset, showing legislative building, sundial, and lit path in between.
31 Jan
0

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 ...

Read More
20 Jan
0

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 ...

Read More
1236